Felipe T. Smith
BARRACAS DE MADERSDEL PAISFABRICAS DE CAJONESPARA ENVASESHaciendas"ONTARIO NIAGARA"Direccion Telegrafica: "SMITH"Felipe T. Smith Hijos y Cia.VICTORIA y TEMUCOCasa establecids esx I894AVEINIDA PRAT 26 CORREO: CASILLA 158Victoria (Chile), June 3rd, 1912.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal. U. S. A.Dear Sir:-I see by late papers that you have returned from your trip to South Africa. i am pleased to know that you have returned safe, sincerely hope that you have had a pleasant trip and that the people there have not treated you worse than what you were treated here.we received the books that you ordered to be sent and thank you very much, I read them with interest and must say that after seeing and conversing with you, even if we had not known the author, we could have formed a good idea of who the author was.Here we are very much the same as you left us plodding along trying to keep our own pot a boiling as well as providing for those who are depending on our efforts.We have had a beautiful Summer and our harvest on the farms has yeal-ded satisfactory, the lumber business also has kept firm, in fact the country has produced so much that our rail road has not been able to move the products as fast as we could wish. Now in the beginning of winter, we are moving stuff more freely and hope soon again to get up to the normal.We often speak of you and remember the yarns you told us and often retail them in post to our friends. Your visit to us remains a bright spot in our memory. We cannot hope to have it repeated. Possibly some of us may go to San Francisco at the time of the exposition and if I be among that number, will surely hunt you up and enjoy your hospitality for a day or two.05207
FELIPE T. SMITH, HIJOS y Cia.VICTORIA#2.Mrs. Smith and the family join with me in sending kind regards to yourself and your daughter you spoke of.I do not know if John Hunter has sent the photographs that he took when you were here. If he has not, you had better write to him personally and ask for them. I find him a very difficult man to get along with I can usually get along with a Scotchman a well as I can with a Cornish or Welchman but he leads me out every time.I remain, Yours very sincerely,[illegible]05207
1912 Jun 3
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 22 cm.
Smith, Felipe T., "Letter from Felipe T. Smith to John Muir, 1912 Jun 3." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6286.
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