Barton O. [Aylesworth]


John Muir


DENVER, COLO. January 12th, 1898.

Mr. John Muir:

Dear Sir,

Before my return to the pulpit, I taught Modern Literature for a number of years. I cannot give it up entirely. In addition to lecture courses similar to the one outlined in the enclosed circular, I have a number of "groups" which meet regularly for a more personal study of authors, and a sympathetic study of their books.
Will you help me to find a discriminating sketch of your life? – autobiographical if possible.
I desire particularly: place and time of birth; early education; travel; works issued (with date); present place of residence, and the school of thought which has most influenced you.

Believe me sincerely yours,

Barton O.




Date Original

1898 Jan 12


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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

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