John Muir


[Margaret Hay?] Lunam


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01930Martinez, California, June 24, 1895My dear Cousin Mrs LunamI was very glad to get your letter. I hope ire this that the summer weather has been kind to you & eased you of your rheumatic pains. I got the paper announcing the death of the Duchess of Roxburgh & hope your church will not suffer thereby. It must be very pleasant to have Susan Gilroy with you. I wish she were here. Tell her she has at least one steadfast friend across the big water & the big continent. I fairly fell in love with her when I first saw her in Dumfries & I suppose there can be no harm in telling it now that I am so far away. I'm glad you kindly wrote to my mother about the death of Mr. Angus & Mr. Millar. Remember me to Mr. Melville, Mrs. Kelly, Jane Mather, & all my Dunbar friends. I hope you enjoyed my Glacier Bay article in the June Century Magazine. I am pegging away at other literary work. I shall go into the Sierra Nevada Mountains soon. We are all as usual. Love to Maggie & Susan, Ever affectionately Yours John Muir.


Martinez, California

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Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.

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