John Muir


John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers


Martinez, Feb 2, 1895

My dear Mr Sellers,

Im sorry you are not feeling well, but not that the island trip is to be postponed. It seems every way delightful & kind & I would enjoy it gloriously in your company but I am hard beset with literary work & I have no knack of getting it off my hands in haste. I expect to finish the first article tomorrow, then comes three more & a book. Still after I have done enough to honestly earn a rest I shall be only too glad to go there with you to see the palms & ferns & that famous old fire place of nature
The weather here is more delightful sunshine & larksong in abundance. Mrs. Stretzel is too much an invalid to travel & Mrs M cannot leave her but Pasadena trip would

be delightful. I have not been in San Francisco since I saw you nor have I heard from the artist Threrefore he must be well & money busy. Remember me to Frank when you write, cordial regards to Mrs. Sellers. Tell her that Mrs. Strentzel & Mrs M. want a better photo of her. They say the one I brought home is not nearly good enough. And don't forget your own as you promised, & in all your plans be sure you give ample scope for your visit to us. Ive been pegging away at icy Alaska until I cant sleep.

Ever Cordially yours

John Muir


Martinez, [Calif.]

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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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