Creator

Fay H. Sellers

Creator

Fay H. Sellers

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

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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


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Sept 24, 1894

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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

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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

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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

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

FH.S.

Location

Chicago, [Illinois]

Date Original

1894-09-24

Source

Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir08_0403-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 0403

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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2 pages

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