(written in Seattle, Washington on my way north.)Fort Yukon, Alaska.17th June 1914To John Muir Esq.Dear Sir:I have asked M[illegible] Scribner's sons to send you copies of two books they have recently published for me, "The Ascent of Denali (Mt McKinley)" and "Ten Thousand Miles With a Dog Team"; and I ask your acceptance of them as a very small recognition of the great delight which I have had in your own books in the course of the last ten years.In the narrative of the first journey which "Ten Thousand Milles" describes on p. 391 you will find a reference to your "Mountains of California" which I have always thought the finest mountain book ever written.05776
To my mind your writings constitute one of the dearest, sweetest influences of the literature of today and the reputation of them will, I am convinced, grow as the years roll by. I make no manner of doubt that your books will reach a permanent place, and become classics with those who love the face of Nature and delight to find their sympathy going out to her infinite beauties and lessons.Above all I joy in your constant reverent recognition of the presence of God in all things beautiful and kind.With my warmest regard and deepest respect.Believe me,Faithfully yours,Hudson StuckAr[illegible] of the Yukon.05776
Fort Yukon, Alaska
1914 Jun 17
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 22 cm.
Stuck, Hudson, "Letter from Hudson Stuck to John Muir, 1914 Jun 17." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6570.
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