M. S. Griswold
[letterhead]WAUKESHA, WIS., Feb. 17. 1909John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.My Dear old friend;I so address you, as an old friend of our school days of the university. Mr. John Howitt has just called on me and shown me your late letter to him and for your kindly remembrance of me therein [mentioned?] I most sincerely thank you.I have often been prompted to write to you, and especially after reading some of your graphic descriptions of nature scenery as found in various articles which have come to my notice. I have always read such with intense pleasure, and when reading them there always comes up before me the visit of our younger days, when we took our botanical trips around the lakes and woods of [illegible] county. What delight we [illegible] to experience in the haunts of the forests where we would meet with a new flower or some fossil among the rocks. I have yet the botanical specimens I there gathered, but the busy days of years past have prevented me from increasing them.04441
1909 Feb 17
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