W[illia]m L. Manley
Mr Wm. L. Manley,
San Jose. Cala.
[in margin: [Anto?]]
My dear Sir:
The most interesting book that I have read in many a year is your "Death Valley" which was kindly forwarded by Mr Agnew. I found it interesting from beginning to end, all the more because I am somewhat acquainted with that grand & dreadful desert region, having spent three summers in the Great Basin & nearly perished with thirst a short distance to the north of Death Valley. Your own strong brave kindly character as well as that of many of your companions is nobly displayed in the history
of those trying days. Heartily thanking you for your book & praying Heaven bless you I am
P.S. I am sending today by mail a copy of the Mountains of California
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 16.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to W[illia]m L. Manley, [ca. 1902 Nov] ." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4787.
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