Alex Ross Matheson


[John Muir]


the living creatures. that go to make up a perfect [farm?] It is an oasis of rest to the tired body and weary brain, but I am tiring you out, what about yourself. Your pen would still proclaim you young. enthustiac opt[illegible], still looking for some little gem among the flowers, a lover [illegible] to the [picturesque?]; the grand in Nature. I shall study you more and more as I p[illegible]se the volume before me and shall wait impatiently for an answer What of your brother. I have not heard from him


since we were at the university of Michigan together. I will send you a report of the hospital in which I am [actively?] engaged Good bye

Your friend

Alex Ross Matheson


place unknown

Circa Date



Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0909

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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