D. F. Abbott


[John Muir]


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653Oxford, Kan. July 7th '04.Long missed friend,-Your letter & contents were surprisingly, joyfully & thankfully rec'd. I accidentally saw in some periodical your wood cut a little large than the one you sent with leaflets, and placed it in "Hacketon Acts" - so I could see your shadow at least - I've had it about three or 4 yrs. Well, I could write a little volume on the past 40 years, but I will only make a few statements in this [illegible]e, thinking it may be the last I may write - & that you may be off again to the earth's and were I to write my biography, I would begin by saying "D F Abbott was born in Locke, C[illegible]nga Co. N.Y. Aug. 5th 1838 Worked on a farm & attended district school till 19 yrs old- then taught school, short term at $13 00/100 [illegible] mo. & the next winter at $16 00/100 then coming to Northern Ill. & working on farm - sending part of wages to Father. —here I stop till some time in the future. Give my love to David - dear boy. He gave me good advice but I never followed it; consequently am not worth anything to-day,- but, perhaps- a good [illegible]03399


Oxford, Kansas

Date Original

1904-07-07 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 32 x 19.5 cm.

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