A. H. Sellers


John Muir



Aug 21, 1899

My dear friend Muir -

We see by the papers that the Harriman Expedition has returned. As your name is not mentioned it is possible that you have stayed in Alaska for a little uninterrupted work. We hope however that you have gotten home safely and well.
Our friend Keith passed through here Friday on his way home from Europe and spent several hours with us to out great enjoyment. We begged him to stay longer but he said he was "nothing but a California gopher" and was in a hurry to get back to his hole which he proposes to pull in after him. He looks well and I think the trip has done him lots of good.
I have kept my nose over this desk every day since January, so am going next week up to my club hosue at [Puckana?] Lake for a straight months vacation - Fay will go



with me - she is not very well, getting too fat, and the doctor says she must get out of doors and exercise, so I am going to put her [through?]. I only wish it was possible for me to take her out into the Sierras, that is the medicine or rather tonic that she needs, but I cant see my way to leave this property yet - Consolidation is still being worked at, but with little prospect at present of reaching a basis. While I personally very much desire it, it will not do for me to let that fact be known.
Frank has been over in the woods of Michigan on a 3 weeks vacation, is expected hom tomorrow morning.
We are all very anxious to hear from you and hope to see some publications of your trip soon.

With kindest regards to you all -

Yours very sincerely

AH Sellers




Date Original

1899 Aug 21


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0911

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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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