John Muir


[Andrew Carnegie]


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Martinez, California,Jan. 22, 1914.Many thanks dear Mr Carnegie for your admirable "Apprenticeship"To how many fine godly men and women has our stormy craggy glacier-sculptured little Scotland given birth, influencing for good every country under the sun. Our immortal poet while yet a boy wished that for poor auld Scotland's sake he might "sing a song at least" And what a song you have sung with your ringing clanging hammers and furnace fires blowing and flaming like volcanoes - a truly wonderful Caledonian performance. But far more wonderful is your coming forth out of that tremendous titanic iron and dollar work with a heart in sympathy with all humanity. Like John Wesley who took the 05685


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Jan 22


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 22, Image 0089

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