James Whitehead.


John Muir


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3inquire went west..following mothers death in 1968 or 9. for 20 years we lost track of him but finaly got trace of him in Cortez, Colo. & a correspondence was established. He has accumulated considerable property & wrote me in 1907 that on account of failing health he had been advised to visit Mexico. Three months after I received a letter from a married daughter living there. that her father was dead. It was a most pathetic story, dying among strangers. Among a a people whose language. habits. customs was entirely foreign they encountered difficulty & expense in securing for him a Christian burial and a resting place for his remains in a ruinous & forsaken Protestant cemetey.You book "My First Summer in the Sierra" is in the hospital library & is read with interest by many. I regret not having received your first letter. I expect to remain here until April 16".Yours SincerelyJames Whitehead.05392


Hot Springs, Ark.

Date Original

1913 Mar 10


Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0197

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Page 3


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