Fay H. Sellers


Fay H.Sellers


[John Muir]


[1]Aug 8, 1911My dear friend,Only a word before you sail, to wish you a pleasant trip, and that you will return in safety from your long journey, which to me, seems a very hazardous one for you to undertake. You probably know best, however,05092

[3]ing you, in imagination, in your travels were he here. Perhaps he will, from the other shore, for he dearly loved you, and was interested in all you did. We are trying to settle up the estate, and Frank has been here for some time trying to expedite matters,[2]and will be happier after you have accomplished it, for you have so often talked about it, that you will not be contented until you have seen it. I shall hope to hear from you from time to time, telling me that all is well with you. How my dear husband would have enjoyed follow-

The SellersMrs. Sellers

[4]Thus far, he has not accomplished as much as he hoped to. He will return home soon, and nothing more will be done, until the ten months required by law, will have expired. Mr. Sellers left the income of half of his estate to me during my life or widowhood. If I died [5]before Frank, it went to him, but if I survived Frank, the half was mine absolutely. The home in Pasadena is mine during life, but the furniture is mine absolutely. I thought you would like to know what provision was made for me, and to know that I'm satisfied. Dear Al did what he thought05092

[7]to review it for the press, but don't do so, unless you can conveniently. You are so busy, and you must rest before you leave. Good-bye, and God bless you on your journey.Your friendFay H SellersPasadenaAugust 8, 1911 [6]was best for me. My niece Miss Hancock is still with me, helping me in her cheery way to tide over these sad days. She will remain indefinitely with me. Were she not here, I could not bear this sad and lonely home. I'm so glad you like my brother's book, and hope you will find time


Pasadena, Callif.

Date Original

1911 Aug 8


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0577

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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