John Muir


John Muir


[Andrew Carnegie]


Martinez, California,Jan. 22, 1914.Many thanks dear Mr Carnegie for your admirable "Apprenticeship"To how many fine godly men and women has our stormy craggy glacier-sculptured little Scotland given birth, influencing for good every country under the sun. Our immortal poet while yet a boy wished that for poor auld Scotland's sake he might "sing a song at least" And what a song you have sung with your ringing clanging hammers and furnace fires blowing and flaming like volcanoes - a truly wonderful Caledonian performance. But far more wonderful is your coming forth out of that tremendous titanic iron and dollar work with a heart in sympathy with all humanity. Like John Wesley who took the 05685

world for his parish you are teaching and preaching over all in your own Scotch way, [truly?] putting to use with heroic benevolence the mine & mill wealth [won?] from ironWhat wonderful burdens you have carried in many far reaching ways the long life & seemingly so easily naturally going right ahead on your course ahead steady as a star.character founded on God's immutable righteousness.How stong you must be & happy in doing so much good. in being able to illustrate so nobly the national character that makes Scotland loved at home revered abroad Everybody blessed with a drop of Scotch blood must be proud of you & [bid?] you godspeed.Your faithful admirerJ. M. 05685


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Jan 22


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0089

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