A. H. Sellers


John Muir


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A. H. SELLERS3420 MICHIGAN AVENUE(2) CHICAGONow, for fear you did not get my best answer to your letter, I must, at the risk of repetion, tell you why we sold our house. Last year we were only in the house about two months, the winter being spent at Coronado Eeach California, and the following summer at Oconomowoc and Fuckawa lake. Returning from there Nov 15th we left on Jan'y 15th last for "Southern Cal," returning here about the first of last May. Soon after our return an "Israelite" commenced negotiating with we for the house, and inasmuch as we were about the only"Gentiles" left in the block- balance all Israelites- I finally sold to him the place, realizing $50.000.00 in cash, being all that it had cost ire more than 15 years ago. It took about two months to consumate the sale, get rid of our surplus "truck" (giving away six wagon loads) and pack up and store the balance in warehouse. We then took rooms in the "Hotel Metropole", a very fine family hotel at the corner of 23rd & Michigan Ave. We did this because we had no time to look up another house, and wanted time to carefully consider before building another home. We cannot, at present, give much attention to our future plans, because Mrs. Sellers' dear old mother is very ill, and at her age, 82, is in a very precarious condition. We cannot now make any plans for this coming winter, because if she continues as she is now, Fay will not want to go very far from her. We have been in the city all summer, and expect to remain, tho1 we hope to be able to spend a couple of weeks or so at Puckawa lake, near your old home in Wisconsin, sometime next month.Frank and his wife took dinner with us today, and we talked much about03457



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1904-09-11 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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