12[illegible]13 St. Andrew Square,
Glasgow, 29th, July '04
My dear Professor,
Very many thanks not only for 'The Mountains of California' but also for the kindly thought which prompted you to send me such a welcome gift. I shall read it again with great pleasure.
Be sure that whenever I hear the "Old Hundred" I shall think of you giving the birds & squirrels a musical evening. Tho I may not like them be able to leave I shall in imagination find myself on [illegible] Siberia listening to the story of your wanderings and of the escapades of your boyhood. I had a rare treat with you in the Pacific and I shall remember it all my life.
Since my return home I have been busy as my brother had to go to France. It was however with a very lazy feeling that I started work & even yet I have a cant-be-bothered feeling which I throw off with difficulty-
I had a pleasant enough rush thro' [this?]
the State. I put in a day at St Louis. The Exhibition was not nearly finished but I saw the arrangement and had a rest at the same time.
My cabin companion in the [illegible] Lucania was an acquaintance on the [illegible] Siberia Major Radcliff. He turned out to be a very pleasant companion indeed. I had two friends from Glasgow on board so the seven days passed pleasantly enough- It was very stormy but as usual I escaped seasickness-
I guess you will now be settled down again and glad of the change.
Next week I shall mail you some shortbread which I hope will reach you in good order.
With kind regards and again many thanks for your kindness.
P.S. My degree for the Tay[illegible]an College has not yet arrived. (He may be purchasing parchment) I must therefore just add 'W.F.D. which will represent ' waiting for degree'.
John Muir Esq
1904 Jul 29
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.
McLennan, Andr, "Letter from Andr. McLennan to [John Muir], 1904 Jul 29." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2845.
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