A. Ross Matheson


John Muir


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[letterhead]17th August, 1908My dear Friend MuirI am visiting the Muskokas and also Bradford where in the bygone days of long ago, we spent such happy times together. It is still comparatively wild here altho the stroke of the woodman and the advance of civilization have changed it from what it was in those days[in margin: ] Saturday:Last night as I watched the several hundred fashionably dressed men and women dance in the ballroom in this042642[letterhead]veritable palace I could not help but wander down the years when you were whittling out your wooden clocks or studying an handful of wild flowers with that enthusiasm that has brought you to fame and glory [Barrie?] and [Orillia?] were the boundry line of civilization although George Turner had his little store at what is now Muskoka Wharf and was the entire community Hotels line the banks of these [numerable?] islands and private residences of the wealthy of Canada and the U.S.04264


Lake Rosseau, Canada

Date Original

1908 Aug 17


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.

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Reel 17, Image 0835

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