Thomas T. Bisset


John Muir


Rose CottageWoodbush.DunbarScotland.10/4/14.Mr Muir.Dear Sir.I received your nice letter and handsome book, which I am highly delighted to possess. Since writing my first letter to you I have not been well, hence the reason in my delay in writing you. I have been under the Doctors' care, but pleased to say am all right again.Your book is most interesting the reading of your Boyhood does recall many happy bygone days to me as I used to be up to all the same pranks as scootchers roaming about the country, climbing walls & fighting battles at school, The words [sook-in-goats?], Dandy Doctors, Bumbees &c &c are all familiar to me, one very seldom hears them now05862

2.I have taken a photo of the Davel Boae and will send it on as soon as it is finished.The Grammar School is all pulled down and new ones built many years ago, they were known as The Burgh School and The Lamer School both separate, now they have been enlarge and combined as the Burgh School, however I have been successful in getting an old view which no doubt will interest you I will send it on with the Davel Boae one, To make sure of site of the Grammar School I asked some of the old Fishermen & they said it was Mortons & Lyons school and the present Burgh School is on the old site.With many thanks for your kindness in presenting me with your Book.Faithfully yoursThomas T. Bisset.05862


Dunbar, Scotland

Date Original

1914 Oct 4


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0703

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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