[James David] Butler
I hope Anna is better
My dear Friend Professor Butler
[in margin: 763]
I am delighted to see you again in a full telling letter. How sane & noble & rich in good works has been your long bright whole life! It has been for me a light in all my lonely wanderings, a refreshing & joyful spring, & every added year is a blessing to circle beyon circle of true life scholars & lovers [illegible] I glory in your strength
It is now 34 yrs since I felt your telepathic touch when I sat sketching on the top of the Yo North Dome. After the Presidents trip I mean to start on a trip round the O for a glimpses of other lands & seas & skies. Give my love to your girls & boys. I [used?] to know them so well, & I must see you again or as your say "at least hunt you up in the life beyond" for I am ever faithfully your [scholar?]
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to [James David] Butler, [ca. 1903 May 10]." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2628.
Reel 13, Image 0518
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