I am sorry I have not a photo of myself to send you. I am not fond of having it taken, and would not like to say how many years have passed since I had it done.
My brother spent a few days in Dunbar at Easter, and I expect to have him for a week or longer when I get home again.
August 27th 1895
My dear Mr. Muir
I am a very bad correspondent. That is my only excuse for not writing sooner to thank you for your "Photo" which I got quite safe.
On Sunday afternoon I was looking over a book of views, and came on one of the Muir Glacier Alaska with a short account of it, which
[27 Aug 1895] 
I was very busy last winter, with school and music pupils, but had not quite so many the summer half, but now that I have got rested and recruited, I hope to have a good school when I re-open in September.
With kind regards
I read with interest.
I have been spending a fortnight's holiday here with an Edinburgh friend, and we have both enjoyed Oban immensely, and have had some delightful trips. Yesterday we went to Loch Awe and had a sail of six hours on the lake, last week I was at Glencoe and other places.
I expect to be home next week. My house has been let since the 30th of July. Dunbar was very full when I left. every house let for August.
Mrs. Lunam and Maggie are in Edinb. Maggie and I went to St Cuthberts one Sunday evening, and heard Dr. MacGregor I expect to see them again next week, when I return to Edinburgh
1895 Aug 27
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.
Mather, Jane, "Letter from Jane Mather to John Muir, 1895 Aug 27." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3131.
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