Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


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[2]the many dangers to which you are exposed, we alo partook of [ (curran scones) –?] A letter from your father informs us of his good health and happiness in Canada he wrote for your address as he wished to write to you John Reid has returned from his Western tour but has not quite decided what course he will pursue Sarah has just come to Portage to spend a week among us, she has not been here for a long time – Mary has been home for the last two weeks – and is still engaged in her favorite work – painting - I thank you very much [3]for the portrait your sent me last, and hope to see the original some time. I have had the pleasure of reading about your favorite bird, and also your late trip to the mountains about Lake Tahoe – you know I am extremely interested in all your travels and writings and enjoy reading about them very much – I already begin to think of the many dangers to which you may be exposed during the coming summer, but a kind providence has preserved you in safty, amid many dangers, and trials, in the days and months that are past, and we will still -


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1878 May 16


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0824

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Page 2


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