H[erbert] H. Allsop


John Muir


4& sail from Marseilles on Aug 16th ss. "Goth" so please address all letters &c to Jinja P. O. Uganda. I wonder if you would let me know what prospects there are in your part of the world for a young man like me--a Rubber Planter & all round business man--servants & secretarial combined besides outside work. Uganda is not much of a place to take a wife to & although I am not married yet I should like to. I don't want to be another mans servant always but would to strike out on my own.Kindest regardsYours sincerelyH. H. Allson[1]93 Queen RdLiverpool E25th July 1912Dear Mr. Muir,I was indeed very pleased to receive your letter although I have not written previously I had not forgotten you.My voyage home via Cape Town was very delightful & I arrived in London at the end of March. Shortly after05226

2I was taken ill with malaria & was laid up for a month. I went over, to recuperate in Ireland & am now in Wales although the letter bears my Liverpool address.I have only just developed & printed those photographs I took & am sorry they are not as good as they might have been still I think they give3a good idea of the tree & I enclose four prints. Let me know if you want the negatives & I will post them to you.Thanks you very much for the Book "Stickeen" safely to hand. I shall always prize it in memory of our short "Baobab Expedition" I have not yet read it. Well I am booked up for another spell of 2 or 3 years in Uganda


Liverpool, E[ngland]

Date Original

1912 Jul 25


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1113

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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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