M. S. Griswold
[letterhead]2The scenes amid which we used to wonder around [illegible]ion have greatly changed. The valley and summer homes have swept away the wild glories of old Rocky Point and other places of our youthful interest around Lake Mendota. But the University is still there, and has become one of the greatest institutions of learning now in the west. It is the Alma Mater of myself and of my two sons as well, one of whom graduated in 1905 and the other graduates in June next.The last of an old time instructors passed away with the death of Dr. James Butler, who, but a short time before his death, gave me an interesting account of your coming to his relief a few years before on an occasion when he found himself lost towards nightfall among the mountains in California.Since 1870 my home has been here in Waukesha, and I am now rounding out my 20[th?] year as County judge My official duties, as I have civil jurisdiction as well as probbate, have kept me continually busy, with04441
1909 Feb 17
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
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