May 19, 1905.
Dear Mr. Murdock [Murdoch] :
Many thanks for kindly sending me newspapers, "Bennycook's Boy" and photographs of my old home in Dunbar.
I have just received a letter from Cousin James Hay announcing the death of his sister Sophia, Mrs. Jeffery, whom I very well remember when I made my visit to Birkenhead. I liked her very much and am sorry to hear the sad news. We are all about as usual except my daughter Helen, who had an attack of pneumonia two years ago and has not yet fully recovered. Therefore I mean to take her to Arizona for the summer, hoping the dry air will complete her cure.
We all remember your visit to us with great pleasure. Kindly remember me to Mrs. Murdock, and believe me
Ever faithfully your friend,
[In all the hand-written letters the spelling "Murdoch" seems to be clear, although the above typewritten letter stands uncorrected as "Murdock"]
1905 May 19
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to [James] Murdock, 1905 May 19." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3333.
Reel 15, Image 0471
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