[A. H.] Sellers
Sep. 24, 1904.
My dear Sellers:
You say you thought I had gone to Australia & I began to think you had all gone as far. For your letter of the 11th inst. is the fist I have received from you since I got home from my big ramble.
Now that the fine avenue house is sold you must all come to California as soon as you can, build your next home here & be my neighbor. Then we can grow old or young handsomely together. The High Sierra will be our glorious back yard, the Pacific our pond where we can sail when we like-, to Alaska
for icebergs & glaciers & fresh air, To the Andes for exercise & noble aboriginal Araucaria forests - To South Africa & Madagasear for giant Baobabs & back by India for another look at the Himalaya & deodars. etc etc-
I congratulate you on having now all the world for a house, & yet I can't help feeling a little sad at the loss of the avenue home, the only home I ever had in Chicago.
I'm puttering a little with my pen trying to write another book & have planned five others. When if ever I can get any of them off my hands I dont know. It seems hardly worth while to waste so much precious time on them.
With love to you all, & sympathy for the sick mother I am ever faithfully yours
1904 Sep 24
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [A. H.] Sellers, 1904 Sep 24." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2876.
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