Mary L. Swett


John Muir


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[2]On page 40 you say "gave David and I" instead of "gave David and me," and later occurs "called David and I" instead of "called David and me," but on the whole it is excellently typed.O here's to the whole Autobiography and may we all live to see it--in print--and listen to the plaudits which will welcome it! John Swett is fairly gloating over the noble addition it will be to all the school libraries in the land. What an avenue of influence it will open to the hearts of the children of the next generation! How it will teach them to know and appreciate and love and respect the rights of the lower animals!When you consider how much type written proof I have corrected for John all our lives together, you will realise how almost impossible it would be for me to refrain from noticing and commenting upon anything in the nature of a typographical error, and will excuse me, I know, for "butting in" and will let my sincere admiration and ardent praise


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1912 Nov 11


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1419

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Page 2


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