W. Borland


[John Muir]


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[4]may not respond to every chord of the great music.Dear old Mrs. Lunam is 'fallen on sleep' and her daughter is rather frail I fear. I was sorry not to be in Dunbar to do what I could for her when her mother died, & writing is a poor med[ium?]of sympathy.We have found a new home, & many kind folk, & a few good friends already here. I like my work, & we six b[illegible] are growing in health of body & mind. The climate is like yours in California; but the fauna & flora & all the face of nature is different from any thing else in the world when one gets away from cultivation & things [illegible]ed. It is a great land; and I trust our race will prove worthy of it; though the sons have not their fathers' [vigor?][5] 3.& do[illegible] sense of duty.Again let me thank you for your kind thought in sending your book. I am sorry I have nothing of my own that can give you the like pleasure and instruction.With kindest regards,Yours ever sincerelyW. BorlandMy address is always "Scots Church, Melbourne." If ever I can do anything here for you or any friend of yours, you will give me the privilege I know.W. B.05876


Portola, Victoria [Austr.]

Date Original

1914 Nov 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0761

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