Cha[rle]s H. Allen
Alameda Jany. 24 '97
My dear Muir:
I am spending a few days on Magee's ranch, showing his man how to prune and heat his trees. Between times I come down here 1428 McPherson St. and see Hattie. You may not know that there is a young Allen Muir Ray here, born Dec 23, but such is the case.
Mrs. Allen is also here. And wants me to write you on another matter. She is connected with an Indian Association in San Jose,
and they are trying to raise money to carry on the mission school in [Horpa?] Valley.
So the ladies are getting up a course of lecture. I know how you like lecturing, but can't you come down and make us a visit, and at the same time give that talk on Indian life and customs you gave at Judge Myrricks? It would do good in several ways: first it would help the Indians. Second it would make the ladies, particularly Mrs Allen very happy, and lastly
it would get you out of your den for a lttle while Please come, at such time as may suit you.
Write me about it at San Jose.
Sincerely, as ever
Chas. H. Allen
1897 Jan 24
Original letter dimensions: 22 x 15.5 cm.
Allen, Charles H., "Letter from Cha[rle]s H. Allen to John Muir, 1897 Jan 24." (1897). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2127.
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