Henry Fairfield Osborn
While in Glacier Park I read Thoreau religiously owing to your praise of his writing, but I do not think he compares to a certain friend of ours, John Muir by name, for a moment. He is too much of an egotist, and also diverts the attention too often to trifles; in fact, I am bitterly disappointed in Thoreau, both as a man and as a writer, and feel more indebted to you every day.You will be happy to hear that all the family are well. Mrs. Osborn is quite made over by the trip. Fairfield is with us, and we are all vastly enjoying getting together again.Always affectionately and faithfully yours,[Illegible]Mr. John Muir.[Illegible]05110
1911 Sep 25
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 17 cm.
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