Henry S. Butler


H[enry] S. Butler


John Muir


Madison. Feb 24th. 1867.

John Muir Esq.
My Dear Friend. For sometime I have been intending to write you. Ever since my Father's re- turn I have wanted to thank you for the beautiful present you sent me, Paradise Lost, which is among the best of books

With the Dollar you were so kind as to send, I did as you wished, and bought a bundle of candy for Albert Carr one for the Griffen's another for the Pickards, one for the Sterlings, and some for myself, and my sisters; all thank you very much.

I was very glad to find you were so pleasantly situated but wish the little Lake City had more inducements to bring you here.

I have been reading the travels of Lewis & Clark, the first explorers of our western country. I suppose that if you had been with them you would have found a great many flowers, that they did not notice

I carry Papers around every night, which makes me strong.

I hope you are in as good health as I am very well.

My Father & Mother & brother & sisters all send you much love and would be happy to see you here as well as myself

Your Young Friend H. S. Butler.



Madison, [Wisc]

Date Original

1867 Feb 24


Original letter dimensions: 25.0 x 20.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0932

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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