R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
December 16th, 1896.
R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.
R. U. JOHNSON,
C. C. BUEL,
Mr. John Muir,
My dear Muir:-
A Merry Christmas to you and yours! This is the first time I have written that sentiment this year.
You will be very sorry to hear that night before last Prof. Sargent's house at Brookline - or rather the south wing of it, including the drawing-rooms- was destroyed by fire,- a loss to him of $25,000. He succeeded in rescuing some of the heirlooms and pictures, but they were considerably damaged. I know you will be distressed to hear this.
1896 Dec 16
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, "Letter from R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson to John Muir, 1896 Dec 16." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 879.
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