Robert C. Porter


John Muir



And shall [therefore?] be obliged if you will send the amount as [soon?] as you can, conveninetly. -
I suppose California hill sides are already showing signs of the green of Spring, - and the air is filled with suggestions of its coming - while [illegible] in


Cambridge -

13 [Mellen?] St.

My dear Mrs Muir -

With the present issue of the College bills I find that I must ask you for the second $250.00 of the five hundred you are so good as to lend to me.
Inclose a note made out for the amount, -



but I have, as you see left the rate of interest blank, as, through an [oversight?] Mrs [Timming?] has not told me of the interest rate on the on the first $250.
In sending the money I shall be obliged if you will deduct the amount of the


interest for one year in the first note as that seems the simplest method of paying it. I have left the date - as to day of the month blank in his note, - which should be dated on the day the money is sent to me.
The College bills [need?] to be paid before Feb. 21st


Massachusetts are just recovering from what has been the greatest "blizzard" Boston has seen for years. I confess to having been just a little disappointed in the performance - but I suppose my ideas of what a real snow storm should be, - are [exotic?].
I hope that this and [then?] Springs shall find you very truly well. I [illegible] in the "Boston Transcript" a few days



ago a column given to Mr. Muir - which I shall mail to him.
With very sincere good wishes to you, to Mr Muir, and to your daughters - I am

Yours [fondly?] -

Robert C. Porter

Feb. 10 - 1898


Cambridge [Mass.]

Date Original

1898 Feb 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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

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