2727 Dwight Way,
August 13th, 1907.
My dear Mr.Muir:
It was so very thoughtful of you to send us thebox of pears, and I appreciated the attention greatly Your visit to our camp was one of the most delightful incidents of our Yosemite outing,and we all regretted that you could not stay longer. The peerless Valley will always mean more to me, having seen it with you who know it so intimately and fondly.
I have seen quite a little of Mr. Keith since returning. He isabout his work as usual, but his accident has made a profound impression upon him. He says he considers it one of the greatest things thatever happened to him, for it has softened his nature and given him amore kindly and sympathetic outlook upon life and men.
Of course you properly discount the newspaper stories of Dr. Hyslopand his work. He is a hard-heaced philosopher and scientist who made his first reputation by a book on logic which is still standard in the universities. He is very reserved in conclusions and ever looking for fraud, but is not thereby daunted in his investigations of abnormal psychology and the supernormal in general.
Our little folk were much benefitted by their summer outing and all are well. When you come to the city be sure to look in upon us and we will always have a nook to put you in over night.
Mr. and Mrs, Simonds wish to be heartily remembered to you.Their address is R,W.Simonds, 1330 Spruce Street, Berkeley. Hoping to see you soon,
1907 Aug 13
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 25 cm.
Keeler, Charles, "Letter from Charles Keeler to John Muir, 1907 Aug 13." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3739.
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