Florence Boyce Davis
parcel post a few maple sugar cakes, which I hope you will enjoy.Thanking you for the pleasure your pen has given us, and wishing you many more happy, useful years, I amVery sincerely,Florence Boyce Davis.Waitsfield, Vermont,July 22, 1914. July 22 1914Mr. John Muir,Martinez Cal.My dear Mr. Muir:I have just finished reading John Muir's Boyhood and Youth. I have seldom enjoyed a book so much, and I think you will pardon my taking the liberty to write and tell you so. I was telling one of our neighbors about the book, and remarked05800
that I would like to know John Muir. She smiled, and in her quiet way replied, "you would like him". "Oh", I said, "did you ever see him?" This time she laughed softly, and said; "Oh yes; he has trotted me on his knee".This neighbor is Mrs. Gertrude Hutchings Mills, formerly of Yosemite, who, with her husband and boys, came to Vermont seven years ago. They liveon a large farm, have three bright boys, and seem quite contented here among our green mountains. Mrs. Mills is one of the finest women we have ever met, and it was a pleasure to have her tell us about the "True man of California", whose writings appeal to us strongly - not only because we love trees, but because you love them, and interpret them so truly.I am sending you by
1914 Jul 22
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.
Davis, Florence Boyce, "Letter from Florence Boyce Davis to John Muir, 1914 Jul 22." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6596.
Reel 22, Image 0485
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