Fay H. Sellers


Fay H. Sellers


John Muir


[4]his car. One day, about a week ago, he was going down a steep hill, lost control of the automobile and was instantly killed. Write to me, if you have time - for as you well know, they are very welcome. God bless you - dear friend - and "good night".Your faithful friendFay H. Sellers.[1]320 WEST CALIFORNIA STREETPASADENA, CALIFORNIASeptember 26 - 14Dear friend, Mr. Muir-Have you been ill? or have you given all your attention to your Alaska book? I often think of you, and wonder if I am ever to see you again, you seem as far away as when you were in South America. Then, I heard from you occasionally -I saw Helen twice, when she was in the California Hospital with her glorious05854

[2]new baby - could you have seen her then you would have been happy - for she looked so well and joyous - that one wanted to hug her. Her little boy was beautiful and wonderfully strong for such a wee tot. You have a treat in store for you, when you see him. My brother Dr. Hancock, his wife and daughter were in California during July and August, and spent the latter month with me. The doctor painted all the[3]the time and took home some fine sketches of California scenery. We often talked about you- and the happy times gone by- and wished we might live hem over again.Have you heard of the awful automobile accident that befel Mr. Gau[illegible] (Mr. Lukens' son-in-law)? About a year ago he fell on the car tracks, and lost one of his hands- that however did not deter him from runing


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Sep 26


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0669

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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