Susan M.Gilroy


John Muir


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[2]I am sure I should be happy with you all but I'm afraid I'm too old to teach anything except housekeeping or taking care of an old lady. If you know any one near you requiring such a person I might be tempted to cross the seas into your big land. I have not heard of any thing suitable yet. I was trying when in Edinburgh but so many are rushing for every opening, I must just poseess my soul in patience until the right thing does turn up. In the mean time I've had a very happy summer generally moving about between North Berwick Edinburgh & here (very wee journey you will think) Maggie & I had some


Dunbar [Scotland]

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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