Julius C. Birge
[letterhead]Pasadena, Cal. Feb 30 1914Mr. John MuirMartinez CalifMy dear Mr Muir"The Mountains of California" with forests, cliffs canons and waterfalls have been made accessible to me during the past few weeks.I had now and then visited them in fo[illegible]een years but with you as a companion I am led to share in some degree the more intimate acquaintance which you have with the rocks trees birds and flowers of the Sierras-I have read some science that is soulless - You write as a true lover of nature-Having read your book, (usually05714[letterhead]a chapter only at each sitting)' I now thank you profoundly for the pleasure that you have given me and the new light you have thrown upon subjects in which I already had a deep interestI sincerely trust that I may meet you before we pass on to the other side. My wife and I plan to leave Pasadena Mar 25 direct for St. Louis. I hope to visit Wisconsin in June en route to Charlevoix, Mich. I am invited to stop in BeloitSincerely YoursJulius C Birge05714
1914 Feb 26
Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.
Reel 22, Image 0199
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