Joseph J. Perkins
OFFICE OFJOSEPH J.PERKINSATTORNEY AT LAWNOTARY PUBLIC AND COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS. ETC...FOR..ARIZONAGEORGIAMICHIGANNEW YORKOREGONCOLORADOILLINOISMISSOURINEW MEXICOPENNSYLVANIADISTRICT OF COLUMBIALOUISIANAMASSACHUYSETTSOHIOIn re...........Panta Barbara, bal. March 29,1910. Mr.John Muir,Martinez,Cal.My dear Sir:-For the last fire weeks, with as much patienceas I could command, I have been submitting to an enforced rest-as a penalty for too much work and too little recreation. During this rest, I have had ample time to read for the second or third time, two of your books - entitled "Our National Parks" and "The Mountains of California", respectively. I scarcely know how to express to you my cordial appreciation of those two volumes; not only for the accurate information they contain, but for the literary merit of the text-the grace, rythm and strength of its style and the charm of its descriptions. It is, in short, poetic prose throughout. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed them. And when night came, bringing little sleep to overtired nerves, I followed you over the trails and through the forests, in imagination, still recalling the charm of your descriptions and trying to see through your eyes.The two volumes are a monument to your patience, endurance and industry. Every lover of nature owes you a debt of gratitude, which he will find it difficult to discharge.As evidence that I am not altogether a "tenderfoot", I might mention, incidentally, that I came from Boston to Santa Barbara04739
Santa Barbara, Calif.
1910 Mar 29
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