Fay H. Sellers


Fay H. Sellers


John Muir



reading it. And Mr Muir as this is I believe your first book, I want you to do as all great authors do, viz. put your picture as a frontispiece in your book, and if you should deem my work satisfactory and worthy of the honor I would be much gratified, if you would use this picture.
Mr Sellers thinks my picture will make a very appropriate frontispiece as he says he knows


Sept 24, 1894


My dear Mr. Muir,

I received your letter and was so gratified to learn that you and Mrs Muir were pleased with the pictures. They are carbons and are quite hard to do successfully. There is but one man in the city who understands the process and he taught me. After many



your book is the result of much study and deep thought and as the attitude in this photo is that of one in deep thought it will be quite apropos. Mr. Sellers and Frank join me in kind regards to Mrs. Muir and yourself and kisses for those dear little girls. I am very sincerely yours

Fay H. Sellers

Chicago. Sept 2/4/94

Will you send another list



disappointments I succeeded in mastering it. Besides being much softer they are everlasing and will never fade. Those I sent are on celluloid but I also make them on porcelain. Will bring you one when we next go to California. I have been very ill, confined to my bed for a month and have not attempted any carbon work since, 'til the other day. I undertook to make the dozen for you but spoiled two in the process, and as we leave for the Club house in a few days, will not have time to remake them, so will send the ten at once. We are so glad to hear you have at last written a book, and shall look forward with anticipations of great pleasure and the acquisition of much knowledge in


of the articles written by you? The one received was mislaid.



Chicago, [Illinois]

Date Original



Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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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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