James M. Hay


Ja[me]s M. Hay


[Margaret Hay] Lunam


Mersey View House,
Birkenhead, 9 July, 1893.

My dear Mrs. Lunam;

I duly received your note and was much interested in your account of Mr. John Muir's visit. I write specially to say that no doubt when he is about to return to his American home he will do so by way of Liverpool, and we offer him a hearty welcome to our house here for the few days he may have to spare after his visit to Switzerland and the wonders of the Continent.
I should like to introduce him to one or two here, Sir isdward Hussell, for example, a man of culture and who could introduce him to any other man it would be interesting to know. Now he .may have left Dunbar by this time for his tour in the Highlands, but surely you will have opportunities of communication with him from time to time. Wow mind and do this - let him be made acquainted with our desire. I would also take a run through with him to the famous city of Chester, which every American visits when first he comes to the old country.
I am resting in bed this evening instead of going to church, which accounts for me using the pencil. I hope you and Maggie are both well and enjoying this glorious hot weather.and how is my old pet, your worthy pastor. I often sympathize with him fighting all alone as he does with those wild beasts at Sphesus. I would so like to see him wear the crown of victory here below before he passes away to wear it in celestial regions. My kind love to you both, and ever believe me,

Your affectionate cousin,

James M. Hay

Mrs. Lunam,
Westfield, Dunbar.

Now don't lose sight of John Muir, but urge my message upon him.



Birkennhead [England]

Date Original

1893 Jul 9


Original letter dimensions: 15 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1190

Collection Identifier

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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