A. H. Sellers


A. H. Sellers


John Muir




Mch 25. 1903

My dear friend Muir-

Wife & I were preparing to start on our journey up the coast, when word came the other day that I must come home at once. A land suit involving title to property of great value in which I am a very important witness is set for hearing Arl 3. The rightful owner is a personal friend of mine and my testimony will save him the property, so I must go home at once.
We leave day after tomorrow, and we both regret exceedingly that we cannot see our dear friends at Martinez & Berkeley before going home, but it cant be helped this time.




We cecd your letter of the 25th [illegible] in which you said "If you can't come here, I'll be down there as soon as I can get a confounded article off my hands".
I did not write you to come because I thought it would be hard for you to get away and we had our tickets home by way of San Francisco. I exchanged these tickets for tickets via the Santa Fe as I fortunately could get a drawing room on that road on the 27th & it would be hard to get like accomidations up the coast as so many have gone & are daily going that way home. It was our intention to spend a week or ten days at Santa Barbara, a few days at the Del Monte in Monteray & about 2 weeks in San Francisco, but you know what "Bobby" Burns said about the plans of mice & men- wife joins me in sincere regards to you all [yours t[illegible]] A. H. Sellers



Coronado Beach, Calif.

Date Original

1903 Mar 25


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0334

Collection Identifier

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

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