R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
December 16th, 1896.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal.My dear Muir:-A Merry Christmas to you and yours! This is the first time I have written that sentiment this year.You will be very sorry to hear that night before last Prof. Sargent's house at Brookline - or rather the south wing of it, including the drawing-rooms- was destroyed by fire,- a loss to him of $25,000. He succeeded in rescuing some of the heirlooms and pictures, but they were considerably damaged. I know you will be distressed to hear this.[illegible]02191
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