C[harles] S[prague] Sargent
ARNOLD ARBORETUM,HARVARD UNIVERSITY.Jamaica Plain, Mass., September 30, 1897.My dear Muir:I enclose a couple of letters from Abbot which you may like to see. Please return them sometime or other. The other letter which I enclose, and which need not be returned, is written by a man eighty-seven years old and a great lover and planter of trees. Evidently he has lived long enough to be able to know a good thing when he sees it. You must come next summer and see him.It is lucky I hurried home, for my eldest daughter has been grievously ill during the past ten days with appendicitis. A week ago she underwent a most serious operation; it was successful and she is doing as well as possible, and we feel now that she is out of danger. It has been, however, a terribly anxious time. I trust you will be spared such an experience.Poor Stiles is failing rapidly and probably cannot last more than another week. He is not suffering very much except from lassitude, and his mind is keen as ever--a first-rate fellow and a great loss to this whole country. What are you doing?Faithfully yours,[illegible]John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.[illegible]02343
Jamaica Plain, Mass
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.
Reel 09, Image 1080
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