Creator

David Douglas

Creator

David Douglas

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

[1]

DAVID DOUGLAS

PUBLISHER

10 Castle Street

Edinburgh Decr 5 1904

My dear Mr Muir

Another year has nearly gone and before it ends I wish to acknowledge your kind gift [by?] Mr Murdock of your daughters portraits. Let me congratulate you upon the possession of the originals. What would our households be without the "cornerstones". I hope you will bring them across to see [my fathers?] country, and to let them see how Edinburgh looks in 1904. I send by the same mail a little volume for M[illegible]

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[2]

written by Re[illegible] of an old friend of mine. Professor Masson.- Murdock give a good account of you all; he enjoyed his trip to America very much which was a feat for a man of his age, but he appears to be none the worse - I had heard of you before he came back through the last volume of the B[illegible] & A[illegible] Club. where President Roosevelt tells of his holiday in the Yellowstone country. - - one of the best volumes in the Club series - Your old friend Willie (in spite of or rather as a warding off his asthma) still indulges in his love for mountain climbing.

[3]

I think I gold you that two years ago he managed to get a few days among the [illegible] during a five [week?] holiday: four of which I [illegible]tically told him [the?] [illegible] in con[illegible]s travelling [illegible] one for 'climbing': he managed [illegible] as[illegible] however to [illegible] [illegible]. I [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible]two or three months-but [illegible] what g[illegible] men are!! I wish he could have gone south to California but the time was too short even for the fa[illegible] of R[illegible] — and I think you were then away

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or preparing for your voyage round the word.- If you [illegible] [illegible] any account of your experiences on [illegible] [illegible] Russia or any magazine please tell me & [I will?] get it.-
We are still going on in our old quiet way at Drummund place thankful for all our blessings among the [illegible] [illegible] the [illegible] [illegible] my wife & daughter..
Please to make my respectful [compliments?] to Mrs Muir & your daughters & with all good wishes for the [illegible] [else at hand?].

I am [illegible] [illegible]

David Douglas

Location

Edinburgh

Date Original

1904 Dec 05

Source

Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir14_0674-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0674

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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2 pages

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