[A. H.] Sellers
2to go through the University, as for myself I've been half dead all winter with Grippe, bronchitis, & book writing. I haven't seen Keith for four months but I hear from him. He is pa[illegible]ing better than [illegible] & is growing rich & possibly a little wiser. Though the last is desperately doubtful: I ventured as far as Berkey day before yesterday to a big dinner that I could not escape. I met a lot of famous folk & the table it was grand - but nothing compared to a crust of bread & champagne water in the [silver?]-fir woods on the margin of a lily garden, or to the easy friendly dinners I enjoyed at the Michigan Avenue home I'm so [stupid?] & have so many interruptions I make very slow progress with my writing but hope to do better ere long.
1900 Apr 11
Original letter dimensions unknown.
Reel 11, Image 0203
The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library . Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.