John Muir


John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers


Martinez Feb 3, 1891.

My dear Mr Sellers.

Yesterday I went to town, handed Keith the $200. for the clear Lake picture, & saw it prepared for shipment to you by express. it will be sent today & I feel sure that it will recal many lovely bits of landscape that you & Mrs Sellers & the one bright boy have seen in your long wanderings over God’s beautiful world. It has always seemed marvellous to me that so few know how to mix & [illegible]


paint on canvas to make fine pictures. Keith I believe is the only good colorist this side the Continent. He is glad to have a specimen of his work in a home in your great city - & says that he thinks of sending a few other small pictures for your friends to see, who may perchance like them & buy them. If he does, let the pictures speak for themselves, but do not take trouble to sell them either for his sake or mine, but only for the love of beauty. We all have most pleasant memories of your visit & appreciate your generous invitation to your home


I am pegging away in a wild irregular way at my writing amid a thousand interruptions of ranch work.

With love to all

I am cordially

yrs. John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1891 Feb 3


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0033

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library . Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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