A. H. Sellers
A.H. SELLERS3420 MICHIGAN AVE.CHICAGOYou speak of being free, after finishing your book, why, Muir, if I had the knowledge and ability to write such a book, I would regard the givin of that knowledge to the world, in the beautiful language that only you can express it in, as the greatest pleasure in life.Instead of feeling that the work was a hardship, that i was glad to be free from, I should feel that it was a work of love, and be sorry when it was finished.I suppose you have, by this time, noticed the great improvement in my handwriting; I bought this machine the other day and am learning to write with it.Fay says it greatly improves my handwriting but not my spelling, I tel her it is a lapsus machina.You ought to buy one, I am sure Helen would like to write with it, and she could help you so much in your work.Fay and I often speak of our pleasant visit with you and your family.We would have been glad if the girls could have been with us this summer, but my worry over the business and Fay's many family misfortunes, would have made it almost impossible for us to have given them the attention we should have wished to.I am afraid the ease of writing on this machine and my great regard lor you all has led me to Inflict upon you,after telling of our good luck, entirely too much of our family misfortunes, but Fay says, Mr. Muir always seems to be one of our family.She joins me in much love to you, Mrs.Muir and the girls.Yours very truly,
1901 Aug 17
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0827
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