Annie Muir Webster
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Mr John Muir-
My dear Sir-
In writing to John Muir I almost feel that I am writing ton one of my own kin - My maternal grandmother was a Muir - Elizabeth Muir - The very striking resemblance of your pictures I have in "The Outlook" of June 6th 1903 and June 3rd 1905 to my mothers brother emboldened me to write - His name was Daniel Muir Chisholm, born in Invernessshire, Scotland- My middle name is Muir My love for the quiet of the country which is and has been so keen and
persistent - that my friends tell me I should have been an Indian that I might never need a house to shelter me - since reading about you I am almost daring to hope that it is a trait of the Muir family and that I am related to you - I cannot tell you how much I enjoy reading about your life in the great west. I can almost see you now listening to the roarings of the thunder and the voices of the night - without fear of harm from elements, or beast. it would give me the greatest pleasure to receive a few lines from you - I am proud of the scotch people and love to tell my children all I know about them. [illegible]y [winter?] reading is always the Waverley novels.
I am with sincere respect
Mrs Annie Muir Webster
71st street & Haverford Ave. West Phil-
1906 Nov 29
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27.5 cm.
Webster, Annie Muir, "Letter from Annie Muir Webster to John Muir, 1906 Nov 29." (1906). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3588.
Reel 16, Image 0417
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