G[orge] P. Ahern


John Muir


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P.S. at last I have a fine table top for you. Do you want it? Can ship it to Frisco via an Army Transport GPA[letterhead]June 18/13My dear Mr MuirMany thanks for you kind thoughtfulness in sending me the story of your boyhood & youth. It is a really wonderful story of hardship, perserverance & cleverness. Apparently you took it all without rancor. It should be an inspiration to boys who have neither money nor influence. It shows what can be accomplished against frightful odds. I am deeply interested because I am interested in several poor boys who have fine antecedents but now very poor. I am helping them to help themselves. After getting their confidence & interest in me my first move is to secure their promise to abstain from liquor & tobacco until 21 yrs old. Then I find some way for them to earn money to pay for their education.05477


Manila [Philippine Ils.]

Date Original

1913 Jun 18


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

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