Fay Hancock Sellers


John Muir


[1]Sept 6, 1911Dear friend Mr. Muir,You are no doubt on your journey up the Amazon, enjoying every moment of the trip you have been so long anticipating. I sincerely trust it may be so and that you will keep in your usual good health while away, and feel repaid for the05004

[2]long arduous journey. When you go to Montevideo, if agreeable to you, you might call upon my cousin, Dr. Frederick L. Goding, who is the American Consul there. He could, perhaps, be of some assistance to you, and I'm sure you will find him an interesting man. Everything is the same with me as when I last wrote, and

[3]will probably remain so for the present, as I do not care to decide hastily upon my plans for the future. It is so terribly lonely here at times, in this big house that I think I cannot remain here, and do not care what becomes of the place and then I try to be brave and do nothing that I may regret later. It is a great trial though to remain here where everything reminds me of the past. Goodbye dear friend. God bless you, and may you return safely home.Your sincere friendFay Hancock SellersPasadena September sixth 1911


Pasadena [Calif.]

Date Original

1911 Sep 6


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0623

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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