Jane Mather


Jane Mather


John Muir



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] [5]

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

Yours sincerely

Jane Mather



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


Oban [Scotland]

Date Original

1895 Aug 27


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1137

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.


2 pages



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.