John Burroughs


John Muir


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[3]me was a very inadequate return. But we shall treasure it all in our hearts & appreciate you with some of the great moments of our lives. The Doctor is bent on writing the trip up in a series of letters, but I am discouraging her, because I fear she will not take time enough to do it well. She is [illegible] eager to get into print she is a fine spirit, but precipitate & rash, & has not yet learned to work over her stuff as you & I do.I have sent off my paper on the Grand Canyon to the Century04574[4]& have nearly finished a short sketch of Yosemite, Don't wrinkle your nose now, I am only trying to give my readers the impression these grand scenes made upon me. I have at least one advantage over you in the matter; these scenes have become almost common places to you, while we saw them with fresh wandering eyes. If the Century sees my sketches they may want some pictures of you & me. I trust you have no objection. Those that took of us04574


West Park, N. Y.

Date Original

1909 Sep [3?]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0702

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