John Muir [Other]
Dealer in Groceries, Fruits
1425 San Pablo Avenue,
Oakland, Cal., May 22, '85.
I have been having some of your cherries, and the name of John Muir is really a scarce name, so I thought I would write you a few lines to see if you were any relation of mine. I was born in Renfrew Shair near Glasgow in Scotland at a little place called Busby. My father's name was "Walter", a farmer at the above named place, and did not know whether you were any relation or not. If you are I would like to hear from you, if it is convenient for you to write to me, or if you were to come and see me I would be glad to see you, or any one of my name, I had a good many relations around there, but it is a long time since I left there. Be pleased to answer this at your earliest convenience, and oblige,
Your humble servant,
[Letter marked, "Other John Muirs" and contained in folder marked, "other Muirs or supposed relatives."]
1885 May 22
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir [Other] to John Muir, 1885 May 22." (1885). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1599.
Reel 05, Image 0252
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