W. Borland


[John Muir]


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[1] 1."Wanda"Portola,Victoria.11 : 1 : 14.My dear Sir,I write this in a cottage by the sea, where we have come with the children for a holiday, after reading your story of your boyhood & youth. I read it through leisurely at two sittings, & haven't enjoyed a book more for long. In your other books, which I read in Dunbar I was also carried on to the end by the simplicity & directness of the style; but this is even more full of human interest that at the same time the 'Bible English', which I fancy you owe [illegible]y to your early studies in "the books". If so, they were not in vain. The present educational methods will05876


Portola, Victoria [Austr.]

Date Original

1914 Nov 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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Reel 22, Image 0757

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