M[argaret] Rae Lunam


[John Muir]


[4]weeks ago he is the same age 87 this month. I am glad mother is able to get down stairs part of every day & is wonderfully well. I keep in doors greatly trying to hide from my "enemy". We hope your Wanda & her little ones are very well & that Helen also is very well. Mother joins me in kindest love & sincerest thanks Believe meyours affecty M Rae Lunam[1]WestfieldDunbarDecr 7th 1910Dear CousinWe received your kind letter with the enclosed P.O.O. for 100 dollars, I will cash it at once & the poor people will receive the half, it is immensely kind of you & mother & I do not know how to thank you sufficiently[in margin: We would be glad to hear from you soon again.]04909

[2]it is indeed most helpful for the winter brings many expenses amongst others the taxes which are indeed a very weariness.Mr Newton sent us "Stickeen" we are delighted to have the "wee fellow" we are charmed to hear you have written about your boyhood days in Dunbar we do[3]think you should come over & see it all again & hear the larks they begin very early in spring, we [illegible] lady from Los Angeles this autumn a Mrs Davidson You would know James Hay & his wife were seeing us this summer She wrote you from here James keeps wonderfully well for his years he wrote mother such a cheerful letter for her 87th birthday a few


Dunbar [Scotland]

Date Original

1910 Dec 7


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0988

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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