Mrs. W[illia]m Lyon


John Muir


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[letterhead]March 271913Grass Lake Mich,Mr John Muir:-I have just finished reading your book to my son--"The Story of my boyhood and youth." I read to him while he eats breakfast. And I told him his opportunity was different from yours, even if we are just plain country people. The book was most interesting and we much admired the boy and his [work?] - the "home-loving boy". My people came from Scotland - and this June we - my son 12 years old this month and his father and myself - expect to go to054132[letterhead]Edinburgh - perhaps for a year. The boy and his mother are "home-loving" and we can [hardly?] endure the thought of leaving our precious little home - but we have long planned on the journey and I believe it will be good for the boy and his father. My husband went from this little village & country to Jackson - was called up and for 2 years has done his work there - but we stay here and our 2 horses were the things that troubled me most. I wanted them killed - but my husband said they were too lively05463


Grass Lake, Mich.

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[1913] Mar 27


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 16 cm.

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