John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers


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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.


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1900 Apr 11


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Reel 11, Image 0203

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