James A. B. Scherer
THROOP INSTITUTEPASADENA, CALIFORNIAPRESIDENT'S ROOMJune 23, 1909.John Muir, Esq., LL.D.,Martinez, California.My dear Dr. Muir:—On returning from Europe the other day I found an autograph copy of your book "Stikeen". I had already read the volume, and prize the oppertunity of having as mine a copy from the author's kind hands. As I wrote to our mutual friend, Mr. Vroman, I look upon Stikeen as the finest dog story that has ever come my way; and I think I have read the most of them, from John Brown to Mark Twain. I find that Mr. Vroman has also put a portrait of you in my office. I appreciate its presence here,but would prefer the original. I shall look forward with keen pleasure to an early meeting.Yours most sincerely,[illegible]04532
1909 Jun 23
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 30.5 cm.
Scherer, James A. B., "Letter from James A. B. Scherer to John Muir, 1909 Jun 23." (1909). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5809.
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