John Muir


John Muir


Olaf F. Ellison


[first draft of letter, in note-book #59] (47)

Mr. Olaf F. Ellison,
5 l/2 Kearny St.,
San Francisco.

My dear Sir:

I an sorry that I was away at the Grand Can [you] when Miss Gertrude P. Boyle, introduced by your kind note of Jan. 15th, called at our house, and I am sorry that I missed seeing her. I had already heard of her and her work through Mrs. Swett, our neighbor, an admirer and friend of hers, and should have been glad to meet her.
The sitting for a bust seems likely to prove a serious interruption to the work now on my hands. I am looking forward to the spring, when I hope to find a little leisure, and will then be able to see her.
With best wishes, I am,

Very truly yours,
J. M.02890


[Martinez, Calif]


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0137

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