Thomas T. Bisset
Rose Cottage,Woodbush,Dunbar.31-8-14.Mr. Muir,Dear Sir,Thanks very much for your lovely book- "The Mountains of California" which I received the other day. It is very kind of you indeed to send me it and I appreciate it very much. The Book is nicely illustrated and on glancing through it I see it will interest me greatly. I am just going to start now and read it over.Is'nt this a dreadful war?Our old Town of Dunbar is very busy, it is a Cavalry Depot and Reserves & recruits for various regiments are mobilized here and sent to the front, over 3,000 men have been passed through Dunbar Depot already and recruits for Kitchener's army are arriving05832
here daily. I notice several Canadians amongst the recruits.The town & all along the coast line is being guarded by the Territorials The Territorials are men raised in place of the old volunteers.We dont see much shipping here now, everything appears to be at a standstill a few war vessels cruise about here and watch the Forth,I hope the war will soon be over.With sincere thanks & good wishesI amyours faithfullyThomas F. Bisset
1914 Aug 31
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 20.5 cm.
Bisset, Thomas T., "Letter from Thomas T. Bisset to John Muir, 1914 Aug 31." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6628.
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