Letter from John Muir to Peter L. Trout, 1899 Mar 28." by John Muir

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Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

Publication Year:
2008

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https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/jmcl/2258
Author(s):
Muir, John
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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.
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John Muir; correspondence; letters; author; writing; naturalist; California; correspondent; mail; message; post; exchange of letters; missive; notes; epistle
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[1]Martinez, California, March 28, 1899.Peter L. Trout.Dear Old FriendI was delighted to receive your long newsy letter the other day from Circle City. What an interesting eventful life you have led & how fine a thing it would be had you kept a diary as fully & minute as Boswells. You should begin now jotting down at least a few lines every night. It would be interesting not only to your friends but to most everybody & even to yourself. I'm sorry you did not even keep a list of your writings. You have been the wanderer of your family as I have been of mine. It is very difficult to get reliable measurements of forest trees, that is of exceptionally large ones, so few ever see them & of those who do [scarer?] one ever takes the trouble to measure them & place them on record. I'm sorry your fortunes have been so hard. I feel sure you deserved better luck & now hope that the afternoon of your life will be bright & happy. As far as mere wealth is concerned you are likely now with your hard earned experience to get enough of it All that will02556