Ja[me]s Wyllie


John Muir


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[letterhead]2would find Africa a country of great interest.I have myself travelled in a good many countries and somewhat extensively in Africa and the conclusion to which I have come is, that Africa is the most interesting country in the world. I also think the least known to the civilized people of the world.From what I know of this country I venture to assert that the future (It may be the far future) of this unknown country will not only become increasingly interesting but the surprise and amazement of millions of human beings yet unborn.That this huge continent is capable of yielding everything necessary to meet the physical requirements of God's wonderful creation and the teeming multitudes of human beings that must ultimately possess it, is as yet only realised by a few.The time in my opinion will come when Africa will compete with America for first place with regard to numbers05250


Cape Town [S. Africa]

Date Original

1912 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 1193

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