Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


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[2]Your father is still in Canada he writes often, saying he is well and comfortable. Anna is not teaching at present, she went to Phillips and staid a month with Mary and Joanna returned home with her, having spent the summer there [ her?] health has improved very much indeed – She was delighted with the pine woods – and she thinks Mary has a very cozy happy home — The girls are spend- ing this week at Fox lake attending a Baptist convention Trusting that the everliving and ever loving Spirit will continue to watch over you for good at all times Affectionately Mother [1]Dear John: - I have been wanting to write to you for some time but feared a letter might not reach you, in fact I suspect one or two of mine have already been lost, however here you are away off among the Indians and the ice feasting your eyes and soul on grandeur [deleted: and] while your ears and toes are pinching with the cold. Well hurry up and get all you can into your note book and your mind and then come home and give us some. [ Now?] I’m going to talk


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1879 Oct


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 1170

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Page 2


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