[in margin: Notman]
John Muir Esq
4th January 1897
I was duly favored with a letter from your sister Miss Anne Muir of date 25th November with the Discharge in favor of the Trustees of the late Mr. David Gilrye which was all in order. Mr. Combe took in hand the selling of the Glasgow & South Western Railway [long?] stock, but unfortunately owing to the high rate of Bank discount speculation in stock of this kind has been checked and the stock has gone back in price. The stock we now have to sell was not many months ago quoted at £160 and is now at £154 altho the half yearly dividend is due in the beginning of
February. As the dividend is payable so soon I have advised Mr. Combe not to sell until it is paid and I expect you will gain a few pounds by the short delay. Immediately after the dividend is paid however I shall make a point of seeing that the stock is sold for what it will bring and the proceeds remitted. I have written to Miss Anne Muir to the same effect.
Mr. Combe has never mentioned having received a letter either from you or your sister but I brought the matter of the last half years dividend before him. I could make nothing of it however as he referred to the entries in his Minute Book as proof of the regularity of the payments. His co-Trustee the Revd. Mr. Buchanan
and I agree that no further notice should be taken of it.
I saw Mrs. Lunam & her daughter a few days ago and am glad to say they are well. With best regards
I am, Yours truly
1897 Jan 4
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Notman, Charles, "Letter from Charles. Notman to John Muir, 1897 Jan 4." (1897). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2112.
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