Margaret Hay Lunam
Mar. 5th, 1908.
My dear Cousin John Muir:
Maggie and I are always thinking or speaking about you, and sincerely trusting that your dear Helen is very much better and that you did not require to take her to Arizona this season but that you both were at home looking after your beautiful place and Helen going to see Wanda and her little boy.
We have had a wet cold winter, and since March came in we have had a wild snow storm, the hills are still covered with snow. The farmers and their shepherds will be very anxious after their young lambs. You will remember Knock-in-Hair, the hill near us. The Sirdar of Egypt, Capt. Wingate, is building a large house on the top of it for a summer residence. He must be tired of the sandy desert of Egypt. He will be coming here part of the year to Dunbar. Susan Gilroy has taken a house in Wooler, bear Berwick, to be near some of her cousins. She is coming this month to see us. Mr. James Hay and Mrs. Hay are well. They will be in Edinburgh this summer, and will come and see us, I wish you could think of crossing the seas and come and see all your friends.
Excuse all mistakes. I am getting very near-sighted, nearly blind, but Maggie is a great comfort to me, and a good housekeeper. Remember us to all other cousins. How is Daniel getting on in Nebraska? Jane Mather is always busy teaching music. There is to be a grand celebration in Edinburgh this August. Mrs. Kelly always asks for you. How is Miss Hoffman -- is she married yet? We were delighted with her very kind regards to all our friends, and kind love to yourself.
Ever your affectionate cousin,
Margaret Hay Lunam
P.S. No more earthquakes in San Francisco, I hope.
1908 Mar 5
Original letter dimensions: 15 x 20.5 cm.
Lunam, Margaret Hay, "Letter from Margaret Hay Lunam to John Muir, 1908 Mar 5." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5298.
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