Fay H. Sellers


Fay H. Sellers


John Muir



must not apply yourself too steadily to it or you will be ill. Take a little time off occasionally, and rest. I received a letter from Mrs. Keith last week, in which she said when I visited her, that we would go and see you. Of course I want to see you, and will if I go to Berkeley. but it seems such a distance from here. This morn-


Pasadena July 5_1913

Dear friend Mr. Muir.

It has been weeks since I have heard from you personally, although I have heard about you from other sources.
The Hetch-Hetchy matter has kept you busy I imagine, and it looks as though you were to succeed in keeping it from those vandals. It would



indeed be a shame to destroy its beauty as a park for commercial purposes, particularly, where it is not necessary. You are a good fighter when you believe you are in the right, and in this case you most assuredly are. It will be decided soon and I sincerely trust you will win.
The Sierra Club members have had a glorious outing this year, even if the weather condi-


tions were unusual. A number of my friends in Pasadena, were members of the party and enjoyed it more than any they had heretofore taken. What are you doing? and are you always going to stay in that lonely house? I can imagine you there, writing, day after day, because you feel that you must finish your work, but you

Mrs Sellers


[morn-]ing I went to Vroman's store and was shown a set of your books beautifully bound and gotten up in an artistic manner. I believe Mr. Vroman had three sets bound in this form, one for himself, the remaining two, to sell. One set, was sold to a woman residing here. The price is thirty dollars for the five books. "Stickeen" is al-



[al-]so bound in soft leather, each volume in a box. All your friends here, often inquire about you. and hope you will come to Pasadena in the near future, the writer of this epistle included. I'm still here, just waiting to sell the house. Then I will have to decide whether I will remain here, or go to Chicago. It has been so very warm

in Chicago this summer, that I preferred not to go. Write to me when you can, for you assuredly know how happy I am to receive news from you. With kind remembrance

Your sincere friend

Fay H. Sellers


Pasadena [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Jul 5


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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