A. Ross Matheson


John Muir


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[letterhead]Dec 23rd 1901Dear friend Muir,This afternoon while doing my Christmas shopping, I picked up a volume "Our National Parks by John Muir". I read a few pages and was quite convinced it was my friend of Auld Lang Syne. I have read more of it and have been very much pleased It is a very interesting work. I purchased on copy for my youngest son and one for a friend who is largely interested in Western R.R.ds and who has travelled extensively in the parks of the West. The long gap spanning the time since I last heard from you have made some changes in each of us. I have been in this city over 30 years. I am now regarded as one of the old physicians and Surgeons, the majority of these who were here then have passed over ["with?] the great majority I have had a satisfactory degree of success, have had excellent hospital connections and a large practice and the usual honors, such as the presidency of various Medical organizations. I have had my sorrows too my wife was called away to her final rest in 1896 - after a long illness. I have two sons who are my Companions and who are making satisfactory work one as a physician and the other is still a student02904


Brooklyn, N. Y.

Date Original

1901 Dec 23


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

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