Florence Boyce Davis


John Muir


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[2]that I would like to know John Muir. She smiled, and in her quiet way replied, "you would like him". "Oh", I said, "did you ever see him?" This time she laughed softly, and said; "Oh yes; he has trotted me on his knee".This neighbor is Mrs. Gertrude Hutchings Mills, formerly of Yosemite, who, with her husband and boys, came to Vermont seven years ago. They live[3]on a large farm, have three bright boys, and seem quite contented here among our green mountains. Mrs. Mills is one of the finest women we have ever met, and it was a pleasure to have her tell us about the "True man of California", whose writings appeal to us strongly - not only because we love trees, but because you love them, and interpret them so truly.I am sending you by


Waitsfield, Vermont

Date Original

1914 Jul 22


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0487

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Page 2


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