[John Muir]


[Frank Weir]


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[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (81)[Jan. 1901]My dear Mr. Ridgeway:I am very sorry to learn the sad news of your son's death - your only child, so hopeful and beloved.I wish I could say or do anything to help in this supreme affliction, the sorest and most unbearable that belongs to mortals, but words are of no avail. More than 12 years ago we nearly lost one of our little girls, and the anxious agony we then suffered is forever unforgettable.Can't you and Mrs. Ridgeway come to our home next summer to go with us to the mountains?Heaven help and comfort you.With deepest sympathy,J. M.02890


Martinez [Calif.]

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1901 Jan 31


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

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