August 20th 1895
Excuse the liberty I take in addressing you but I have a letter of introduction from Mr Alvord through an acquaintance of yours viz Mrs Barnes of Albany & also of Mrs Catherine Weed Ward, who have been so kind to me in giving me letters of introduction. Knowing that I was visiting Alaska & intending to see the Glacier bearing your name thought I would be pleased in becoming acquainted with you. I purpose going to [illegible] at an early date & therefore will have to defer my visit until I return which will be about the end of October when I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you.
I had heard you were in this neighbourhood & hoped to have seen you before leaving.
Trusting you have had a pleasant time in the mountains, I am
1895 Aug 20
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21.5 cm.
Keith, Sydney, "Letter from Sydney Keith to [John Muir], 1895 Aug 20." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3128.
Reel 08, Image 1127
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