Creator

Henrietta D. Munro

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

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and were very much attached to each other. Mrs. Muir used to read parts of your letters to me. They were always so interesting and often had little leaves and flowers pressed in them that you had gathered in your wanderings. Is your mother living still? When last I heard - many years ago - she was in some part of Wisconsin (Portage City) I think. But we have not heard from Mrs. Brown since

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Sudbury Ont

Oct 15 /90

Mr. John Muir

Dear Sir

I trust you will pardon the liberty I take, in writing you, but while on a visit to Hamilton this summer, my mother who had been reading some of you delightful writings in a magazine, saw

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your address in the same book and requested me to write you, as we are old friends of your father's - Mr. Daniel Muir - having lived neighbor to him for many years and now occupying the house he built - which we bought from him when he was leaving Hamilton. When I was a very little girl I used to go in and read to him and sing hymns together, I have still in my possession

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several letters he wrote me while living with his daughter Mrs. Brown in Kansas - shortly before he died. My mother would feel very grateful if you would kindly write and let us know where Mrs. Brown is living. She and my sister used to take long rambles together when Mrs. Brown was visiting her father in Hamilton a short time before she was married.

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she wrote to tell us of the death of her father. My mother made me promise, on my return to Sudbury, that I would write. She would write herself but is getting old now and her hand trembles very much. We have always read with interest and great pleasure, extracts of your writings in papers and magazines. And in a book mother

[in margin: every address is Henrietta Douglas Munro Sudbury Ont.]

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loaned from the Library, she saw your picture and thought you were so much like your Father - She 'very neatly' cut the whole leaf out before returning it, and has it carefully put away. Hoping I am not troubling you too much and to be favored by a letter from you.

Believe me

Very Sincerely

Henrietta D. Munro

[in margin: every address is Henrietta Douglas Munro Sudbury Ont.]

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loaned from the Library, she saw your picture and thought you were so much like your Father - She 'very neatly' cut the whole leaf out before returning it, and has it carefully put away. Hoping I am not troubling you too much and to be favored by a letter from you.

Believe me

Very Sincerely

Henrietta D. Munro

Location

Sudbury, Ont[ario, Canada]

Date Original

1890 Oct 15

Source

Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir06_0665-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0665

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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4 pages

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