M[argaret] Hay Lunam


John Muir



also Jane Mather, she teaches music, remember me very [illegible] to Mrs Reid and Mrs Galloway, also your brothers. I often sit at the fireside and think of the days when we were all young, and you all coming [over?] to see grandfather and Gre[illegible]! I have not an old acquaintance living in [Dunbar?] now! but I have many home comforts, and Maggie looks well to my every comfort she sends her warmest love to you. We often speaks about you, ever your loving [cousin?]

M Hay Lunam


do write soon



November Tuesday 8th 1904

My dear Cousin John

We were both of us truly delighted on Saturday when Mr Murdock came and spent a few hours with us and told us all about your lovely home and the great kindness you had all shown him, and the glorious sunshine in Martinez California



Maggie and I both thank you very much for the Photo you sent us of your two Ba[illegible]ns, they are [young?] ladies [now &?] we are pleased to [have?] your [house?] with you all standing at the door we thank Mrs Muir for sending the beautiful piece of sowed work done by the [illegible]es in Ph[illegible]ens Island I could not believe they could sew such beautiful work, they beat Scotland at that sort of work


We are both very well after our long holiday in Berwickshire, we had our house let for two months, when are you coming to Dunbar again you should bring your girls to see Dunbar and [illegible] I would like very much to see you again I am 81 years now, James May, your cousin, is also 81. [illegible] month. Susan Gelroy is well always visiting amongst her friends she often asks for you,


Dunbar [Scotland]

Date Original

1904 Nov 08


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0652

Collection Identifier

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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