Oct 23 1905
My dear John Muir
It was only this morning that our friend Murdoch (whom I had not seen for six weeks) told me of your sad loss - you must have thought me very callous never to have sent you even a card of sympathy. This is a terrible bereavement for you & your daughters but I trust you have strength to bear it.
and there is the comfort of knowing that the separation from those dearest was it only temporary.
Pray pardon this bold intrusion of my sympathy for you & believe me
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Douglas, David, "Letter from David Douglas to John Muir, 1905 Oct 23 ." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3440.
Reel 15, Image 0821
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