Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


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[2]-attending the Institute that is being held here – Sarah was very kind indeed and did every thing that lay in her power to do, to make my visit with her pleasant — Sarah and I went up to the garret and saw a good many of your things that was put into her care when we left the farm Perhaps you know that your father has gone back to Hamilton, he staid six weeks at Portage and three weeks at Phillips and then told Joanna to pack his truck for he was going – and he wrote to me that he felt very much better since he got back but his lameness is permanent being occasioned by a fall on the sidewalk Anna wrote to her father that she did not think that she would like to live in Canada but if she was[3]needed for a time she would be willing to go — What a very severe winter we have had – only think of snow drifts in Portage streets ten and twelve feet high – I know that you are so accustomed to see such piles of snow and ice, that you will not think we have seen much – but it was thought to be something immense here — David is always kind and ready to do all he can to assist me with all my affairs – he has been more closely confined than ever this winter to the store as Mr Parry was elected a member of the Assembly at Madison, and has been gone about twelve weeks he has now got home – and I wish that David could have a vacation now, he is looking so very thin —00983


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1881 Apr 5


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0476

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Page 2


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