Edward R. Taylor
[in margin: Miscellaneous]
December 10. 1897.
My dear Muir
Tom Magee was in my office yesterday, and in speaking of his deliverance from his recent perils & hardships, said he felt that it was due to nature's protection of him by reason of his love for her; that you had told him that the wild apple had more seeds than the cultivated one, etc. I then set to thinking about your own experience
on the glacier with the little dog, and other great perils of yours from all of which you were so fortunately delivered. The result of it all was a sonnet composed last evening, a copy of which I send.
Keith was ill for ten days; but last Saturday was all right. I have not seen him since.
Edward R. Taylor
[in margin: I have just seen Keith. He is nearly quite himself again.]
1897 Dec 10
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 27.5 cm.
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