J. E. Calkins


John Muir


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808 East Tenth Street,Davenport, Iowa.August 23, 1904.My Dear Mr. Muir:-Your charming, and really unexpected, letter, dated at Martinez July 18, reached my home here in due time, but has only just reached me. On the day it was penned I was starting for 5 weeks in the Yellowstone National Park, and the Jackson's Lake Country immediately south of the wonderland, and so missed it. But I hope your modesty will suffer me to say that nothing that I saw, or heard, or did, on all that delightful tour gave me the real pleasure and satisfaction that came to me in one little paragraph of a letter of my good wife's, in which she told me I had awaiting me here at home a wonderful letter from John Muir, etc, etc. I walked about the remainder of that day in a good deal of a trance, I surmise; certainly I felt that way.I must tell you that for years I have found in your work an insight into the natural world, and capacity for telling what you see, and a style and charm in the way of the telling, that are03431


Davenport, Iowa

Date Original

1904-08-23 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 30.5 x 22 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0486

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