W[illiam] P. Gibbons


John Muir


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01266There is a serene atmosphere nowades the moral & intellectual world, which will be highly conducive to your general health. The proper way to treat English scientific Darwinian Metaphysician is to lend them a pair of convex lenses so that they can see further backwards into the problems of nature, while we lead them over new ground of exploration. If by any possi bility you cant come, send me a note immediately, so that I may substitute - unwillingly - some other scientific - I was going to say cuss, but I wont. If Wallace has preengaged him self we can have our own time. With kind regards to your wife & the doctors family I am very truly yoursW. P. Gibbons


Alameda, [Calif]

Date Original

1887 May 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0828

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