C[harles] W[alter] Carruth
[letterhead]Oakland, California, Oct. 20, 1914Dear Mr. Muir:Yours of 10th inst enclosing check for $500 received. I am not sure as to whether you considered that so beautiful and choice a publication was well worth the amount you sent, [illegible] if out of your goodness of heart you desired to make a gift to our Club House fund of the difference beyond the price of the book which is $150. If the latter is the case which I readily believe on behalf of the Club I thank you heartily for your kindness.I trust that you have fully recovered your usual health and are busily engaged in writing upon one of the many books which you really must write before you cross the great divide. "Stickeen" is a gem - a wonderful tribute to a remarkable animal - but it is a small literary monument to set by the flow of that majestic [illegible] [river?] that has your name. And then the account of that A[illegible] trip that was postponed forty odd years. The study of the Japanese and Siberian Silva and flora also; and so many, many other wonderful thins that you have seen and studied and experienced! A god many years I was privileged to see some of the note books that contained the [embryo?] of all these wonderful volumes to be, and the note-books must have multiplied greatly since that time.05868
1914 Oct 20
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
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