R. B. Marshall
My dear Mr Muir
Thank you with all my heart for your days of boyhood. Please give the world [those?] after you turned. The book is wonderfull. It is my friend Muir.
There is nothing I can think of as an exchange for your so many kindnesses. So you hold me ever in bond.
I am however with you all the time and I am sending you today a photo. and I beg of you the privilege of hiding some where in you workshop. let me be near "the seats of the mighty"
when the angel come to call my good friend John Muir (God grant the time is far in the distant future) and peoples are looking for your unpublish jewels I want them to find a sign of one of the truest friends a man ever had-Your friend marshall. Just hide the photograph and I shall be most happy
R. B. Marshall
Washington, D. C.
1913 Apr 28
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.
Marshall, R. B., "Letter from R. B. Marshall to John Muir, 1913 Apr 28." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3969.
Reel 21, Image 0355
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