Geo[rge] Nicholson


John Muir


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[2]keep a look out in secondhand bookseller's lists and I am sure to succeed in time. I wonder what you are doing and where you are. I am busy with my microscope every day among lower forms of life and get a deal of pleasure out of it. The micro-fungi are my especial pets and I have a lot growing under a bell glass on the table I am now writing on.So far I have made several additions to our knowledge[3]of these wonderful things. Prof. Sargent has written me once or twice but I am afraid I have left his letter unanswered. This however must be remedied. I am looking forward to your opinion on Leslie Stephens "Playground of Europe". The only thing I collect now is Alpine books. As I shall never climb again I content myself with reading of the regions "far above the ordinary haunts of the devil" and the pestilence that walketh in darkness".



Date Original

1904-03-02 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0086

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