Annie Hay


[John Muir]


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[4]interesting and if there waas any means of making a livelihood you would tell us an dalso if there might be an opening, & I promised to write to you. Willie is twenty one - and our James celebrated their majority at the end of last year. He is not much to look at but is a smart business fellow and has a strong sense of duty and fidelity.Now I have told you what I want to say about that and if you write in your kindness of heart try and spare a little time to tell us what you think we shall be so very glad.[1]Mersey View House92 Bridge St.Birkenhead12th Feb. 1896My dear CousinFather has been speaking ever since Christmas of writing to you and I have no doubt his intentions are honourable but he has been unusually busy and so as I want to ask you somthing I wont wait but must write while the spirit moves me. We have had staying with us for eighteen months a young lad whose father and mother were my oldest and dearest friends they are both dead and as he had no relatives he came to live with us. His father was for many years a much esteemed Doctor in L'pool. Educated 02067.


Birkenhead [England]

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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