Irving Fisher


Irving Fisher


John Muir


Department of political Economy

Nov.10, 1905.

Mr. John
Martinez, Cal.

My dear I.Ir. Muir:-

I hope you will not think me unduly pertinacious if I write you again to ask whether you can aid me by contributing some data from your personal experience"on the relation of diet to fatigue. My point of view is not that of a vegetarian, but simply of a truth-seeker and hygienist, and your own experience as it has been related to me would seem to be particularly valuable, because you also apparently have no vegetarian or other bias, and have made free use of whatever diet suited your purpose. In other words, you have alternated. I am told, between a diet without meat on your walking excursions, and the ordinary diet, including meat, at other times. Whether your motives had anything to do with endurance I do not know, but you can enlighten me.
Hoping that you will consent to drop me a line in regard to this matter, I am

Very truly yours,

[illegible]P.S. I make only impersonal use of all my information, and the names of correspondents will be withheld from any publication.


New Haven, Conn.

Date Original

1905-11-10 0:00


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0823

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