W[illiam] Reid


John Muir


image preview


[4]not be a very handsome picture. I would like to have your picture too, but would like to see you better than your shadow. I have no news particularly to write to you. Things are going on here about the same as when you were here, only there is this difference. I have got a sister now which I have not had the pleasure of saying for twenty-four years before. Daniel got a great disappointment the other day when they got Amy's letter with the intelligence that David was to get the watch. Dan had been working for some time making [a] hickory case for it, but he says he will make it into a snuff-box. The boys send all their best wishes for your welfare, and accept mine also. And now, John, I hope God will be first in all your under- takings. Remember, without his blessing you cannot get along so well, therefore remember him always. I am not so good a boy as I ought to be, but I can say with one of old, by the grace of God I am what I am. Goodby, John, and may God's blessing be with you. Your sincere friend, W[illiam] Reid.627


Buffalo [Wisc]

Date Original

1861 Mar 9


Original letter dimensions: 22.0 x 40.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0177

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Page Number

Page 4


John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle