H[enry] S. Butler
Madison, April 28. 1866.
Dear Mr Muir.
I was very glad to hear from you once more, and to find that you were in the United States. I was very sorry to hear of your troubles, and the fire, though that bought you nearer to me once more. I wish very much to see you in Madison, and on the College hill picking flowers, or making a wooden clock, or bed I would like to see you swimming in the Lake. I wish you could see our new home, Lakewood cottage, between Dr. Carr's and the Lake. It is very pleasant. I used to live in Indiana - In Crawfordsville, where my Father was Professer in Wabash College, It is about 40 miles from you. I went there when I was six months old, and left when I was 4 years. My brother is home attending the Commercial School. My sisters are well- Anna remembers you, and sends her love to you, as does my mother. I do not know as I can remember the best dream I ever had, but I have had a great many good ones-
hope to receive your picture, but would rather see you yourself.
Write soon again to
Your loving friend, H. C. Butler
[found in J M photo album]
1866 Apr 28
Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 19.0 cm
Butler, Henry S., "Letter from Henry S. Butler to John Muir, 1866 Apr 28" (1866). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1191.
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