J. E. Johnson


J. E. Johnson


[S.] Cornelius


Madison, Wisconsin. June 25th, 1863.

Dear Brother Cornelius,

I desire to introduce to you, the [illegible], Mr. John Muir, a young gentleman who has been attending the University of Wisconsin, located here, & who expects next term to connect himself with the Univeri- sity in Ann A[illegible]. You will find in him the highest modesty, united with the most excellent moral & Christian character; also mechanical genius of a very high order. He is here greatly esteemed & I know you will gladly endeavor to render his stay in your city pleasant & profitable. He will be able to give you information concerning


matters with us so that I need not write concerning them. I should be exceedlingly glad to receive a letter from you. I have baptized 32 since I came here. My family join me in most sincere Christian love.
Yours in the device of Christ J. E. Johnson.


Madison, Wisc

Date Original

1863 Jun 24


Original letter dimensions: 21.0 x 26.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0567

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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