Harvey Reid


John Muir


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[letterhead]3I have lost track of for several years, but he was a lawyer in Springfield Mo. for some time and was once candidate for Congress but not elected.I feel that I ought to apologize for burdening your time with these reminiscences, but my life has been spent in a struggle for bread and butter in small towns out of the current of travel, so I seldom meet old acquaintances. I had never heard one word of you since on parted in Madison, and the shock of surprise, and sense of happy discovery on reading the magazine article was so great, that I have not resisted the temptation to write and ask whether you are really the clock man. It should be funny if my discovery should prove only a coincidenceSincerely YoursHarry Reid02600


Maquoketa, Iowa

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Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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