Alexander Blair Thaw


John Muir


[in margin: A.B. Thaw on Ode]

36 East 74th St


Mr John Muir

Martinez, Cal

Dear Sir:

Though it is true, to my regret, that I had not the good fortune to make your acquaintance during ten years off & on of residence at Santa Barbara, I am taking the liberty of sending you an inaugural Ode which I have written, in the hope


that you may find in it some expression of the greatly simple things of our life, such as I have found in your descriptions of the life of the great Sierras, which I know too I am happy to say, and love.

Yours sincerely

Alexander Blair Thaw


[New York]


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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