John Reid


John Muir


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[1]Spring Valley Ranch Collyer Kansas Feb 7"-1888Dear Bro. JohnYour letter came yesterday wishing to know how I stood. Sarah & I own 3 sections & one quarter sect of land the 3 sect is worth #8.00 per acre the quarter sect $10.00.$ there is against 2 sect R.R. about 3000 the school sect 1700.00 due in 18 year at 6 per cent. the quarter sect $500.00 this is consider a fair valuation while others land is held higher. there is about $2500.00 worth of improvements on the land such as 8 miles of fencing house barn & corral. Colts 185 head will be 3 years old next spring & summer except about 16 head is older $10,000.00 held by 2 banks which are friend of mine. My house is valued by a good many from $2000. to $2500.oo do not consider it wroth over $2000= there is a 01292


…Collyer, Kansas

Date Original

1888 Feb 7


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0968

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