John H. Means


John Muir


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01675[letterhead]LAMAR, COLO., June 5th 1893John Muir. EsqrDear Sir,It was indeed a pleasure to receive your favor of the 1st inst. I scarcely expected to hear from you so soon as I supposed that you was in your California home As you suggest I will tell you a little about myself and what I can about the other boys of the class that used to meet with you in the old mission school. After you left I proceeded to “grow up” and gave that most of my attention for several years, I continued at school until I entered the High School, when my family moved to Illinois where I farmed for 4 years and then went back to Indianapolis when I married in May 77. I afterward moved to Kansas & then to Colorado in pursuit of that elusive god Ma[illegible], I have been fairly successful so far as this worlds goods go. Have had two children, both girls, but lost both, one at 10 months & the other at 11 years of age. You see it has been a rather uneventful life, but wife & I manage to get a good deal of pleasure out of life together & make the most of our opportunities for doing a little good as we go along. I am at present in the employment of the Canal Co above. as local manager for them


Lamar, Colo[rado]

Date Original

1893 Jun 5


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1034

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