John Muir


John Muir


Dav[id Gilrye Muir]



Saturday afternoon June 9th /66

Dear Dany I have just read your Dutch difficulties and am as pleased at the thought of seeing you so soon as you are [illegible]turbed by the prospect of leaving Buff

As for employment here You may come along and begin work in our shop in five minutes afer you step from the cars at $10 or 12 per week and you may remain here winter & summer untill you are gray.

In a month or two you will likely be able to get $15 a week I have been working by the piece at plough handles, but have now got a steady job of running the principal circular saw in the shop at $18 per week

If you arrive upon the night train stop over night at the California House it is but a few steps from the depot - if upon the day train come direct to the Hub & spoke factory and ask for John Muir. our factory is about two minutes walk from the depot directly south

Aff' your brother John


Osgood & Smith called me aside one day and told me that they wished me to stay with them and gave me the privilege of changing the machinery wherever I could improve it. And I am sure that they will be pleased to get another steady [Setchman?] I would have no difficulty in finding a job for half a dozen like you

I send you tonight $25 I would send more but I have lent a sick man $50 and another $10 a few days ago but I can send you ten dollars a week as long as you like if you need it. ------------------

The man who used to be foreman in our shop is now partner in a hub & spoke factory in Cleveland Ohio. Now Cleveland is a health- ier and prettier town than this and you might if you like call there and tell Mr Rothrock that I advised you to call there and seek a job because that I was afraid you might have fever and ague in Indianapolis but if you do not feel inclined to go there or if when you do go you find that matters are not very favorable come here at once


[Indianapolis, Ind.]

Date Original

1866 Jun 9

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0844

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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