Sarah [Muir Galloway]


[John Muir]


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[4]we are expecting a visit from Emma and all of the children some time this summer, I wonder when we will have the pleasure of seeing yourself, Louie and the two little girls here, we are looking for Joanna and her little family this fall. so with one after another we [wired?] anxious after the long years of separation. Mother is as much as usual. she enjoys her walks as much [illegible] soon such goes out frequently to see her friends. Anna is at home with us this summer while Celia is teaching school again. Grace has talked up the study of botany this spring in which she is very much interested. The teacher and part of the class went out to a glen in Caledonia to gather wild flowers Grace brought home a basket full of beauties [none of us?] had never seen before. And now John with much love to all I am as every your affectionateSister Sarah.[1]Portage, Wis. May 8th /87My dear brother John;It is a long time since I have written to you but much longer since I have received a few words from your place. and though I am glad of every word I hear of you by Annie yet I long for even a short letter from your own dear hand sometimes. I often think of you, and imagine you going about as busy as ever and your mind filled with the cures and anxieties connected with the ranch. I hope you will be able to get away this year for a good rest and [then?] go back to the dear ones refreshed and strengthened. The weather here just now is very warm and dry


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1887 May 8


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0818

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