Louie [Strentzel Muir]
half a century ago. The present teacher Mr Dick got the school two years after I left & has held it ever since. He had been reading the Century & was greatly interested I dined with him & at table one of the guests said "Mr Dick dont you wish you had the immortal glory of having whipped John Muir. I made many short rips into the country, along the shores, about the old castle etc. Then I went back to Edinburgh, & then to Dumfries Burns country for some years - & where I found another cousin Susan Gilroy with whom I had a good time. Then I went through Glasgow to Sterling where I had a charming walk about the castle & saw the famous battlefield Bruce & Wallace's monuments etc. - & glacial action. This morning I left Sterling & went to Callander thence to [illegible]aid by coach & boat by the Trossaks & Loch Katrim - thence through Loch Larmond & the Mts to a railroad & on to this charming Oban. I have just arrived This day on [Loch?] Katrine & Lomond & the drives through the passes & over the mountains made famous By Scott in the Lady of the Lake will01703
Oban, N. B. [Scotland]
1893 Jul 22
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.
Reel 07, Image 1208
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