Oct. 24, 1914.Dear Mr. Muir:Your letter of 1st inst, reached me yesterday. I was very glad to hear again from you, and must thank you for your kind word regarding our little country and for what your people are doing for us; at present we are comparatively well off, the war has done us indirectly a great deal of har[illegible] but, we can shift along and must think of relieving those poor Belgians who, have practically lost their whole and are homeless and starving.We are preparing and getting ready to receive and maintain all those who will accept our [illegible] hospitaly while their country is still in the hand of the barbarian Lordes of Germany, and if you can do something for them, we will be only too glad to know every one help those who are most in need and they are many, more than we could relieve ourselves.I am planning going over to the states and lecture there with projections "over 200" I intend devoting half of the proceeds for the relief of the Belgians; do you think if I go there I could bring in a tidy little amount; the other 1/2 would cover my own expenses.I05869
II.I have written already to several friends in U.S.A. and if all goes well I would start after New Year; may I count on your, you have so many friends every where to whom you could recommend me and who could give me some assistance and prepare my ground a little to save time and money.Thanking you in anticipation and wishing good health and a good winter.Yours very faithfullyL. BarbezatLes Bayards.Cton. de Neuchatel [diacritic].Switzerland.24, October 1914.
Les Bayards, Swit,.
1914 Oct 24
Original letter dimensions: 28.5 x 22.5 cm.
Barbezat, L., "Letter from L. Barbezat to John Muir, 1914 Oct 24." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6665.
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