Fay H. Sellers


Fay H. Sellers


John Muir


[2]days, and will then see Helen, In your letter to me your say "Helen's husband and her eldest boy have been ill." I do not understand it quite, for I had not heard that the stork had visited Helen and her husband for the second time. I am so sorry to learn that Mr. Buell and dear little Muir have been ill.[1][letterhead]Sept 19-12Dear Mr. Muir,I have just gotten up from a sick bed where I have been for two weeks. Was threatened with pneumonia and other complications. However I am now rapidly recovering and hope to be out again in a few05276

[3]I never go out anymore to see my friends, although I ride out every day when I can, just run over to Tropico where my sister lives. Soon my sister-in-law will come to California for a visit, and I am looking forward with pleasure to it. She will be a comfort to me helping me to live through this awful loneliness. Just imagine Mr. Muir what this means to me to be so absolutely alone. All summer I have been here prefering it however to being with people who did not interest me. You do not say anything about your Alaska trip. Hope you enjoyed it, but that goes without saying, as you[4]always are in your native element when visiting such interesting places and heartily enjoy and appreciate them. Good-bye. Soon I will see Helen and her dear ones, and hope to find them well. With kindest remembrance I am as ever your sincere friendFay H. Sellers05276


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1912 Sep 19


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1315

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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