Benj[amin] P. Avery
San Francisco April 25/74
Dear Mr. Muir:
I was very sorry my wife’s concern for me when I was in one of my “bad spells” prevented me from seeing you when you were so kind as to call. I am still lame and confined to my room, and my hand is too shaky for plain writing; but I must say how [illegible] I appreciate the kind words in your note of the 17th, and hope it may be con- venient for you to favor us with another call. I regret very much [serving?] my pleas- ant relations with the[underlined: Overland] and its able contributors, and especially regret that the opportunity to share in the public [illegible] of your valuable papers and to know
you more intimetaly, is to be lost to me. Not [ambition?] for [illegible] purely ext[illegible] and accidental – and which are infinitely below those of my [illegible] profession — but the [illegible]fulsion of broken health made me seek a foreign app[illegible]. Hoping I shall be privileged to hear from you when abroad, I am Sincerely Yours, Benj. P. Avery
San Francisco, [Calif]
1874 Apr 25
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Avery, Benjamin P., "Letter from Benj[amin] P. Avery to John Muir, 1874 Apr 25." (1874). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 270.
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