[John Muir]


James Davie Butler


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[in margin: 434 58]April 26/05Dear James Davie Butler:With all my heart I congratulate you on your 90 long happy whirls through the starry heavens, all of them serene & beautiful like the stars themselves. How well you have borne the burden of joy & grief, heat & cold of your 90 year day, & in the midst of it all going again & again round the world like a moon. Surely few lives have been happier than yours, always doing some good, radiating smile-beams through dark & light, steadfast & true like a tree in all sorts of weather & fortune. Happy man! Good luck to you for the remaining yrs & for the yearless life beyond. Ever your faithful scholar admirer & friend [in margin: over]


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1905-04-26 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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Reel 15, Image 0396

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