James R. Stuart
16 N. Fairchild StMadison, WisJan 18, 1905Mr. John MuirDear SirI found this envelope in my desk - I dont know why it was not posted. But I have read it and send it after four years - Yet I dont know whether you are alive to read it.Since I wrote, I have been as far as Denver on the verge of the Rockies - having taken my wife to a Sanitarium there on account of lung trouble - She is still there and I here with my little girls - You, I presume, keep in touch somewhat with Madison - It is as attractive, and more so, than ever - The University now has 200 instructors and 3000 students - When I came here there were 200 students and 10 professors - I knew them all - There are only 3 or four left, old white-heads - Your old friend Dr Butler, when I saw him last, was singularly vigorous. His thoughts are as clear as ever, his diction as decided pure & vigorous and his voice has the same old time ring that you must recall very vividly - As his friend and admirer I can send you this greeting from a StrangerJames R. Stuart03513
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