Fay H. Sellers


Fay H. Sellers


John Muir


[4]years pass, our hearts gone sad, thinking of the days that have been. I often think of the enjoyable time that you, my husband and I, passed in our home. Just think how many years our friendship has lasted, for it was in eighteen hundred and eighty-five, that we first met - on our way to the Yellowstone Park. I am deeply interested in your Alaska book, which will soon be finished, I trust - some-[1][letterhead]June 14 - 1914Dear friend Mr. Muir-I must not let another day pass by without telling you how pleased I was to hear from you, and that you are well - or getting well. I wish you would not confine yourself so closely to your desk - particularly as you have been ill. I am in splendid health, now, and expect to remain

[2]in Pasadena this summer. It was my intention to go to Chicago for a few months and had male all arrangements to do so, visiting my sister, niece and friend, but changed my plans when I learned that my brother, Dr. Hancock, his wife and daughter, were coming to California for a stay of two or three months. They will rent a furnished house in Tropico or Glendale. Indirectly I heard that my brother-in-law and sister, Judge[3]and Mrs. Garnett, are coming too, so you can understand what a pleasant summer I'm anticipating. I went out quite a bit during the winter, and was much better for it. My sister Mrs. Logan, her husband, daughter and son-in-law, were in Pasadena for a month. They made a flying trip just to see their "kin folks" here and their visit being such a short one, we were busy every moment. As the days and

[5]time, may I send my copy of "The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" to you, that you may put "your name" in it? It is the only book you have given me that is not autographed. I prize them all, as among my dearest possessions. Continue to get better dear friend, and with sincere good wishes as always, I am your true friendFay H. Sellers.05775


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Jun 14


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0403

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