A. H. Sellers


A. H. Sellers


John Muir



Nov 16th 1902

My dear friend Muir:-

We returned Friday from our annual hunting and fishing trip to Puckaway Lake, and were delighted to get your letter with a photo of your dear self. The likeness is excellent, and the whole picture very appropriate, as you stand beside one of your gnarled old friends. We were delighted to get it.
Fay. had not been at all well for over a year, when last may her brother, the doctor, made a thorough examination, and found the cause and after a three months treatment the trouble seems to have been removed. Following this medical treatment, with a two months stay at our little cottage at Puckaway, has made her as well as ever. We realize, however, that to keep her so, will necessitate keeping her out of doors as much as possible.
I have not been very well, my liver giving me much trouble, all owing to my inability to give it natures great “out-of-doors" remedy. This was demonstrated by my stay at the lake, and I feel that I must follow it up. Having just [illegible]ten home we have not had time to [illegible] winter. We both need plenty of" out-of door[illegible] hardly been considered. Our preferences are Ca[illegible] of Fay's [illegible] (she is 80) makes us hesitate [illegible].
We [illegible] with pleasure the account of [illegible] high Sierra[illegible] summer, and tried to imagine [illegible] joyed it.
I [illegible] greatly pleased with your article [illegible] Colorado, [illegible] delighted to learn that you [illegible]. The world cannot get too much of your beautiful [illegible].
Fay [illegible] me in love to you, Mrs Muir, and [illegible].

Your faith[illegible]





Date Original

1902 Nov 16


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0774

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