A. H. Sellers


John Muir



Feb 10, 1899

My dear Muir -

I am again a slave my neck is again under the yoker, but I hope only for a few months.
Yesterday the Board of Directors and circumstances made me President of this company, and that means I must be at my desk every day from 9am to 5pm. I fought hard against it and had I not [illegible] it would only be for a short time would never have yielded. The circumstances are these, the three companies have have been fighting each other very hard and there is now strong probability that a consolidation will result in the near future. I wanted our people to pass the election of officers which always occurs at the Feb 7 meeting over the 15th March meeting in hopes that the consolidation would take place in the


meantime, but our people feared that if we passed the election that the [illegible] would think we could not agree [illegible] to take advantage of the circumstances, so I was forced to consent.
I never hated to give up my trip to Cala so much as I did this time and even Fay wanted to go.
I feel this morning as tho' I had taken a heavy load on my shoulders, but if the consolidation that is now proposed is carved out I will get out for good and to a great advantage. I would like your sympathies for a few months and if I am not free then I want you to kick me.

Fay & Frank give [illegible] love to you all -


A H Sellers



Date Original

1899 Feb 10


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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Reel 10, Image 0657

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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