James Whitehead


John Muir


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[6]And thus my dear friend I might go on but have submitted a few facts & names of those with whom you may be familiar.Save possibly Mrs Turner widow of John Turner of "[Turners] Mill" memory. Now 90 yrs of age. There are [none?] left of the generation to which our parents [belonged?] And their children are old & passing away. Our visits there are frequent. We view the funerals and view the scenes endeared by a thousand reccollections But to the many children of former friends & acquantances our names are a dimly defined and fading tradition. Strangers occuy the old home & places we were accustomed to visit. Unchanged the landscape still remains and with its undulating surface inland lakes and many streams there are few places more beautiful. If there is anything or any person about whom you would like to enquire I would be pleased to serve you.I know that your time is precious. pardon then this lengthy letter & its prolixity And believe me I amSincerely your friendJames Whitehead727 State StEmporiaKansas.P.S. Remember me kindly to your Bro David & sister Sarah.


Hot Springs, Ark.

Date Original

1913 Mar 31


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0269

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Page 6


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