I am sure we must agree that such accumulations are a menace to the integrity of our institutions, and a hindrance to the just ideals of life. That is all and it does not need any reply.Affectionately yours,Jos. Worcester.1030 [illegible] [St?] S. F.Aug. 17 - 1910 -Dear Mr Muir,It was not quite courteous to decline to read what you so kindly proffered. At the moment it seemed to me better not to read than to read and dissent, but in that I may not have been right.I have never been [illegible] in condemnation of Mr H.04851
on the contrary it has given me pleasure to hear Mr Keith and others speak of his kindly traits, his wise guidance of his family, his provision for the training of poor boys; and at his death I spoke to my boys of his regard for the little things that affected those about him as evidence that he was not mastered by mere bigness, and, to me, hisgreatness, if he had any, was manifested in that way rather than any [other?], and surely such greatness he shared with the many about us.And is it too much to ask of a man of unusual wisdom to [illegible] in such excessive accumulations? or, if it must go on, to show some thoughtfulness about its distribution? for
1910 Aug 17
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Worcester, Jos, "Letter from Jos. Worcester to John Muir, 1910 Aug 17." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5117.
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