John Howitt


John Howitt


John Muir


4have fully recovered from your illness after your beloved wifes death. I presume your daughter who was in Arazonia with you was fully benefited by the climate. You will recollect a number of years ago I called on you at Prof. Shaws residence I have regreted that I did not see you for a longer time but as I traveled with the Rev. Jenkins of Milwaukee[1]219 Grand Ave,Waukesha WisJan 27 1909.My dear Mr. Muir.It is some time since I have heard from you. I met judge Milton Griswold yesterday and he asked me when I had heard from you You will recollect that Mr. Griswolds & Stewarts rooms was just above044155and he had arranged to return east, but I could not go with him until I saw you though the visit was short, when I was Co. Supt. of Schools for Waukesha County. I requested of the teachers to read Prof Shaws Theory & Practice of Teaching I little thought I would have the pleasure of meeting you at his home in San francisco. I suppose you still enjoy work in Geology & Forestry. How is your brother David?04415 [2]yours and your brother Davids when we attended the Wis. University Mr. Griswold is our county judge Mr. J. N. Stewart is at Appleton in a lawyers office so I have learned. I am here in Waukesha yet having sold out my milling business at Mukwonago which is eleven miles south of here. It is a long time since we attended the university together & what[3]a great change has taken place in our lives. Most of the students have passed out from my knowledge of their whereabouts. Those were most happy days.Mr. Youmans (our editor of Waukesha Freeman) & his wife have taken a great interest in your writings for the magazines and frequently have asked me when I have heard from you. I hope you6Are you still in the exploring work yet?That earthquake that shook Sanfrancisco must have been fearful, was Martinez injured any?I will close this disconnected letter with kind regards to you & family.Sincerely yoursJohn Howitt


Waukesha, Wisc.

Date Original

1909 Jan 27


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0109

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