John Muir


John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers


Martinez March 8/02

My Dear Sellers,

When I saw your letter the other day I said "They are coming at last" But spring is here & I fear you are not to be seen this side the country this season. How kind of your to send so many photographs & the negative They came in good order. I'm distressed to think how often I have called on you for those pictures. Everybody I know keeps begging for them & all like yours the best. In many ways it is a weary burdensome thing to be known in books. Lately

some friends worried me into helplessness & made me sit for a bust What they can want with me in clay iron or brass I can't imagine. Setting here trying to write I often feel that I must escape to the wilderness once more. You have no idea how I'm set upon. The severe weather you have had this winter I hope is now past for the year & that you will all come through these & all other trials safely & yet see many happy days on both sides the continent. With hearty thanks I am ever sincerely yours John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]


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Reel 12, Image 0243

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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