A. H. Sellers


John Muir


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A. H. SELLERS2420 MICHIGAN AVE.CHICAGO Jan'y 11th 1902.My dear Mr. Muir:-Altho' I had bought your last book, "Our National Parks", and read much of it, and had bought several other coppies to give to friends, we were greatly pleased to receive a copy from you, for it showed us that you thought of us. Wife and I value very highly the expressions of affection you have inscribed on the fly leaf. I have enjoyed the book, so far, very much, and expect to derive a great deal more pleasure, and instruction from it, for it is one of those books that can be read with enjoyment and profit over and over again.A few days after its arrival, Mrs. Sellers was taken down with another attack of pneumonia. We took it in time this time, and so prevented it from becoming so seious as the last attack she had. She is now up and about, but not feeling very strong, and only went out of the house yesterday for the first time. While she was ill I took a very bad cold which resulted in bronchitis, from which I am now just recovering.We had planned to go to California again this winter, but Mrs. Sellersmother, who is at our house, has had several attacks that indicate paralysis,and my wife does not want to go so far away from home. Mrs. Hancock is 79years old, so that these attacks are serious, and greatly alarm the family.Should she improve in health enough to warrant it, we may possibly come outlater, and spend our time in central California, San Jose, Monteray &c, andreturn home by the Canadian Pacific. It will all, however, depend upon Mrs. Hancock's condition.02938



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1902 Jan 11


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

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