A. H. Sellers


A. H. Sellers


John Muir



June 7, 1895

My dear friend Muir,

Last week Wednesday it was arranged, & I was to write the next day, that we would be in San Francisco this week. A few days before this we went out to Woodstock to bury my mother, the weather was wet cold & dreary & Mrs. Sellers caught a severe cold, & on the Wednesday night above mentioned, it developed into quite a severe illness. The business that I was going to San F. on, was to attend a meeting there on June 15th in connection with a land scheme in Mountain Home Idaho, that this Company is acting as trustee for. It has just been decided to hold this meeting at Mountain Home and as Fay is still too ill for me to leave her I shall have to send Frank in my place. He will leave here Sunday night.
Now this dont necessarily mean that we may not come out this summer. as I tell Fay that as we have an annual pass over the Santa Fe which expires Dec 31 we will have to go out to San F. or return before that date to get our money's worth & for her health.
Now I understand from you that you were going into the mountains about July 1. When do you expect to come out?
Our business has grown so since we moved into our elegant new offices (La Salle & Washington Sts), the Trust Department [illegible] (Frank's) with the rest, that I don't see how it will be possible to let him go with you to the mountains this summer.
Old fellows like you & I have earned the right to go but


young men must attend to business. Frank is very good about this & takes great pride and interest in his business.
How is our dear friend Keith, wife Frank & I often talk about you all. Remember us to him & Mrs Keith & tell "Willie" if he will come on here to this "Summer resort" I will take him to the "midway." Fay joins me in kindest regards to Mrs Muir & the children & Mrs Stretzel & not forgetting you "old fellow" and hope it wont be many moons before we see you. Why cant you bring all your family on here after your get back from the mountains & we will go home with you. Think about this.

Yours very Fly

A H Sellers


Chicago [Illinois]

Date Original

1895 Jun 7


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1023

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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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