Carl C. Zeus


John Muir


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[4]of snow on the grass now which fell last night and it is nearly ten oclock in the fore [noon?]: Father said the day he died there was not a better man than you to go to for advice, so we have chosen you to advise us, for Fathers word is law. Please answer us as soon as convenient.Yours very respectfullyAltray HortonWilliam Horton01581[1]Buffalo Wis.May 20th – 92Mr MuirDear Sir,You no doubt expected to hear from us before this, but we have met with a sad loss since we saw you, Dear old Father is gone forever, he died very suddenly with heart failure the next Thursday night after we saw you. he had not been very well for three weeks. but he seemed quite well that day and felt quite encouraged. he left no will but had been talking with a Lawyer a while before and telling him how he


San Jose, Cal

Date Original

1892 May 15


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0571

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