A. H. Sellers


John Muir


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A.H. SELLERS9490 MICHIgAN AVE.CHICAGO Aug 17th 1901.Hy dear friend Muir:-Your welcome letter, written in the mountains near the Yosemite on July 14th and mailed Aug 13th, reached me today.It is strange, but for the past month you and your dear family have been so much in our minds.Only last night Fay said to me, "now that you have got your business closed, you must write to Mr. Muir", I replied," yes he is the first of my absent friends that I am going to write the good news to" [illegible] and this morning I said to her,after breakfast, that when I had looked the morning paper over I would write to you. In less than half an hour the postman came with your letter.Well, Muir, I am at last a free man; I dont have to hang my nose over a desk willy-nilly, nor pace up and down my little private office room, in the intervals between troublesome business questions, longing for the beautifull 1 " outdoors".We came home from California the last of April, on a telegram[illegible]bat the consolidation was finally taking shape, and I was needed here.Ever since then I have been tied up, scheming and working to bring about the deal, and now at last it is practically acomplished.At least I have gotten my money out of it, and what is more have gotten myself out of the wearing, tearing, troublesome business. The other day they paid me about ninety thousand dollars in cash, and & 27.500. in stock of the consolidated company, which stock, they claim, is or will soon be worth from 35 to 40.000 dollars.I did not care for any more of the stoc , as I am sick and tired of the business, and did not want to to have but few " eggs in that basket". While I am very happy over my final escape from the weary detail of[02883]



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1901 Aug 17


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

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