John Reid


John Muir


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Spring Valley RanchCollyer Kans Feb 3 – 1891Brother John MuirDir SirI have made up my mind to leave this place for a while at least till I can see my way clear in regard to this land & other things. What would be the prospect of getting work from you for awhile till we see how things goes. the fact is John I have got to work to support my family & would rather do so as to borrow money Harry & Johnnie will try & get along for awhile I will try & sell 2 section of this Land & goes slow & shun. probably get a few sheep & [illegible]. but the trouble is to get along at the present time. I have given up the sheep here


… Collyer, Kan[sas]

Date Original

1891 Feb 3


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0039

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