A. H. Sellers


John Muir


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AH. SELLERSHotel MetropoleCHICAGO Sep't 11th 1904.Our dear Mr. Muir:-Just as we were about to leave our old house on Michigan Ave, the last of June, we received your splendid letter of June 16th last from Martinez, and I hurridly answered it.Yesterday, Fay, in handing ire the wail, said "here is a newspaper sent you by Mr. Muir". Glancing at it I saw it was post marked "New Castle N S [illegible] and said "well this explains why we have heard nothing from Mr. Muir. he has gone back to Australia". Tearing off the cover. I saw it was the "Daily Telegraph" Sidney Jug 6. 1904. It contained a marked 3 column article on "Our vanishing brothers. Northern tribes of central Australia- Messrs Spencer and Cillen's book- A valuable and interesting record."Afterwards, looking the paper over, I found on the first page in red pencil "Marked copy F. W. G." which explained who it was from. F.W.G. being Fred. w. Coding, Mrs Sellers' cousin, who is the U. S. Consul at New Castle New South Wales. He is quite a naturalist, and has sent me some valuable books on the aborigines of that country.Now, to show you how natural it was for my wife and me to be misled by the address on the cover of the paper, I send it to you, with the envelop of your letter showing my address as written by you, from which you will see that the similarity in the handwriting is certainly remarkable.We were all interested and delighted with your letter, and were astonished at how much you told us in the four pages. It gave us a splendid idea of your great travels, and what you saw, in a very few words.03439



Date Original

1904-09-11 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0526

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