A. H. Sellers


John Muir


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According to the [illegible] of things literaryA. H. SELLKRS3420 MICHIGAN AVENUECHICAGO(3)you. Frank said"I do hope Mr. Muir will now settle down to write, and give the world the benefit of the great knowledge he has acquired, in his own beautiful language", to which I say "amen". Frank has just returned from New York. He has been working for a long time on a bier street railroad subway scheme for this city, hut finds it hard to float just now. I think he feels, after this last trip to N. Y., quite discouraged, as he begins to talk about trying to get into something else. This, I fear, he will not find easy to do in these times. I told him that if he was not married, I would send him out to California, or the coast generally, to see what he could do out there.He, and Fay join me in kindest regards, and best wishes to you all.Sincerely yoursAH SellersSep. [24?] You say you thought I had gone to [Australia?] & I began to think you had all gone [illegible] Sellers [illegible] The June letter you refer to [illegible] kind letter of Sep. 11th is the first I have received from you since my return. I got [illegible] the one you sent in June must be lost [illegible] from my big ramble. [illegible] Now that yr fine [illegible] house is sold you must al come to Cal as soon as you can build your next home here & be my neighbor. [Then we?] can grow old (or young) [illegible] together - the high Sierras will then be our glorious backyard, the Pacific our pond [where we?] can sail when we like, for [illegible] Alaska to the Andes for exercise & [illegible] of the noble aboriginal [forest?] [illegible] to South Africa & Madagascar to see the Grand [illegible], etc etc etc and we can go [illegible] anytime to India for another look at the Himalaya [illegible] you on yr footloose freedom I can't help feeling a little sad at the loss of my home The only home I ever had in Chicago. I'm [puttering?] a little with my pen trying to write another little book. [illegible] that it seems hardly worthwhile spending precious [illegible] on them. When if ever I can get [these?] off my hands I don't know03439



Date Original

1904-09-11 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0530

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