Fay H. Sellers


John Muir


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[3]reading it. And Mr Muir as this is I believe your first book, I want you to do as all great authors do, viz. put your picture as a frontispiece in your book, and if you should deem my work satisfactory and worthy of the honor I would be much gratified, if you would use this picture.Mr Sellers thinks my picture will make a very appropriate frontispiece as he says he knows[1]Sept 24, 1894[letterhead]My dear Mr. Muir,I received your letter and was so gratified to learn that you and Mrs Muir were pleased with the pictures. They are carbons and are quite hard to do successfully. There is but one man in the city who understands the process and he taught me. After many01846[4]your book is the result of much study and deep thought and as the attitude in this photo is that of one in deep thought it will be quite apropos. Mr. Sellers and Frank join me in kind regards to Mrs. Muir and yourself and kisses for those dear little girls. I am very sincerely yoursFay H. SellersChicago. Sept 2/4/94Will you send another list01846


Chicago, [Illinois]

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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