W. J. Shields
we were only shooting distructful birds, and rabbits, which are a pest out here, yet I think I am too tender-hearted for the sport, as I gave it up after I had a few shots. Dear Mr. Muir I long to see your face again after seeing your photo, I sat down and thought, would I ever have such a jolly time again with such a jolly good company, Mr. Liddell is getting a 24 HP Motor Car out, we will then see more of the country and if you will pay another visit to Australia, I will
7th May 1905
Dear Mr Muir
I received your letter and photo a few days ago, and was delighted to get them, your photo is very original, and now adorns our mantle-piece. Mr. Liddell and myself went up country to a place called Nagambie for our Easter holidays. We had lots of fishing and shooting, but then I will not tell you about our shooting as I know you don't approve of it, although
guarantee you a good tour through the bush, and will not hesitate to stop and allow you lots of time to hunt for new plants. Now Mr. Muir I hope this will induce you to come again to Australia and I assure you, you will not regret your trip.
W. J. Shields
1905 May 7
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.
Shields, W. J., "Letter from W. J. Shields to John Muir, 1905 May 7." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3324.
Reel 15, Image 0423
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