J[ohn] Reid


John Muir


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[4]I am here for my things w/o for the winter when I get through I will go home & make some arrangements I world be almost tempted to come out & work for you a spell to see how things will go. I am satisfied that if I was a lone here in the house business I could make plenty of money as I am satisfied there is 50 per cent in raising houses. another thing that is bothering me at present is I have got to pay on this land $1000. next December & do not see where I am to get it at present it may be something will turn up before that time. Walter seems to be very anxious to help but when the time comes he may have enough to do with him self. Now John I have written you about how I stand but prefer you to keep this to yourself. Maggie may write a letter about this herself this leaves me well & all right so far as [in margin: health hoping this may find you & family well also [illegible] Reid][1]Spring Valley Ranch [illegible] Kansas Augst. 24-1887 Prof. John MuirDear SirThis is a rainy day for Kansas Maggie write me that you have written to her & have kindly [inquired?] about my affairs or how I was getting along. well to commence that fall when you was here in Neb we got some sheep to feed & did well [illegible]about [illegible] 000 to 8000. last fall we intended to have got some sheep again to feed but failed as prices did not suit us. we came accross a party that had from 700 to 800 head of horses that wanted to bring to Crete for us to feed. as we had yards & considerable feed so they came without money to buy feed so we


Collyer, Kansas

Date Original

1887 Aug 24


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0858

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