Charles E. Liddell


John Muir



through some portions of it & it seemed to me as if you were almost talking to me. After all, life is made up of pleasant memories, & it brought back to me all the pleasant times we had together & I often think how lucky Willie & myself were to have the company of one so well informed as yourself in our travels, it made all the difference to our enjoyment. When I was over in Sydney young Macphail had just received your book & he was pleased. The old gentleman



231 Flinders Lane


28 August 1904

Dear Mr. Muir,

You must excuse my seeming ingratitude for not writing you before this to thank you for your extremely kind gift of your book but I left for Sydney the day it arrived & have only just got back again. I can assure you that very few gifts I have ever received have been more appreciated than this one. So far I have not had time to read it as I want to read it carefully & gain some knowledge of those things in which I am so ignorant. I have glanced



and myself often talked of you & he wished to be very kindly remembered to you. They have not forgotten that Waratah & are only waiting to get a good one to send it to you, at present it is too early to get a good specimen.
Things with us are jogging along as usual. Willie is busy with his studies & I am kept hard at work making Liddells linens well known in Australia & I am glad to say, so far, with great success. Of course


I have to get shaved now & again, & I know you will say that is waste of time!! We have not been up to Black Spurr yet but hope to go soon. We were over in Tasmania a few weeks ago & hope to go again next month. I am sorry you did not go there. You ought to come back again & we will go with you & have a Royal time.
With kind regard & many thanks.

Believe me

Very sincerely yrs

Chas. E. Liddell

If you want Mr. Husteds address, Mr. King could give it to you


Melbourne [Australia]

Date Original

1904 Aug 28


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0504

Collection Identifier

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

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