William Douglas


W[illiam] Douglas


John Muir




Sep. 9 1895

Dear Mr Muir

I have just had a visit from my friend Rennie who returned from his Californian trip about a couple of months ago and he tells me how very kind you were to him and how much he enjoyed your stories & his stay under your hospitable roof. I only wish it had been my luck to [illegible] with him. The next best thing to hope for, is that the attraction of the old country will soon bring you to Auld Reekie again.



I have just returned from a climbing holiday in Switzerland and managed to ascend half a dozen of the giants of the Alps the Matterhorn & Rothhorn among others. I must confess I expected to find them more difficult than they were, for beyound being a trifle longer I found in the climbs nothing stiffer than what I had been accustomed to at home. When you come to Scotland again I must take you to a real mountain, & if


you climb it the best way you will be no longer sceptical as to their existence!
My fahter and mother are both wonderfully well and are at present enjoying a holiday with their grandchildren in the Highlands; had they been at home they would have joined me in sending you their kind regards.

I am with renewed thanks

Yours Sincerely

W. Douglas.


P. S. As the September No. of our Journal is just come out I send you a copy as you may like to see it.



Date Original

1895 Sep 9


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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