John Muir


John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers


Martinez Aug. 24/01

My dear Sellers

We are all delighted to hear from you once more after so long a silence & to learn you are business free while yet all your feelings are young still unspoiled, able to love nature - able to see God. Hurrah!! I'm downright glad Now we will see more of you. That is a sad story of Mrs Sellers family. I devoutly hope & pray that rest in the cottage in Wisconsin will restore her health The greater ones sympathy & lovingkindness in this world of ours the greater are our pleasures & the greater our pains

The book will soon be through the press, I have corrected & returned proof of all except the last Chapter. I have enjoyed writing & it is an act of love. Nevertheless I find writing very laborious & making a book half kills me. The Sep number of the [Atlantic?] will have an article of mine on the Sequoia Here is a clipping which may amuse you as it refers to Keith's unreasonable whines & behavior, mine of course are always otherwise. Keith has been suffering from sever colds but is better We are all about as usual. Let us hear from you very soon as to Mrs Sellers. [in margin: Return the clipping when you write.] I'll buy a typewriter as you advise. Which kind is best? Regards to Frank.

Ever [Yours?]

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Circa Date

[19]01 Aug 24


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Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0839

Collection Identifier

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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