James D[avie] Butler


John Muir



Dec 8 1888.

John Muir, Esq.

My dear Friend,

Enclosed I place [illegible] strange telepathy which led you to me beside the Merced. I think all is cor- rectly given.

Henry - with his Bro. Jamie and sister Anna live at Superior - now more than a suburb of Duluth._ Mrs B. and Agnes were also there all summer_

My wife was much invigo- rated_more than by all medicines_

I wandered. _halted in Chicago. Celvelend._ was this [years?] representative in Marietta. Thru in Pittsburg saw


Carnegie's steel works_ near Boston had [illegible] baths. My longest halts were on the Conneticut River now Charleston

From No 4. now Charlestown - in 1754 - the most N.W. point then in it errg. 9 people were thru [illegible] ried off by Indians. I fol- lowed the trail 89 days jour- ney to where the canoes were hid. _ thru to the Indians still on St. Francis River. etc.

I was in Montreal - Ottawa_ the svo. _ and so came to my family.

our trio here send love. _Those at Superior would like to.

With memories and hopes James D. Butler.



Madison, Wisc.

Date Original

1888 Dec 8


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

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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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