Anna Blanche McGill


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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[1]288, West 70th St.My dear Mr. Johnson.I send you many thanks for the magazine containing a sketch of your great idyllist, Mr. Muir. It is truly delightful to me to have these personalia about one who is undoubtedly mightier than all the others, even, as Emerson said "greater than Thoreau"; if I may a moment give vent to the enthusiasum Mr. Muir06350[2]stirs in me--he is a Titan while others are but great men--a Titan in experience and in glorious power over syllable, word and sentence to say forth the majesty of the mountains he lives amongst. He knows, it seems to me, nature with a bigger heart than any one else has found, and for the knowledge has such happy large utterances as fairly bears one along like the "passionate music and motion" of his wind-storms in the forests; then again there's a musical resonance in his paragraphs that I'm sure


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Date Original

circa [ca 1894]


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 0679

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