Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[2]able to break off from the Ranch work for a while and take some of your "long walks among the mountains again." it was a fine change and has proved beneficial too I hear. That must be a grand work you are preparing, I have seen some of the proof sheets that Annie brought with her, the illnes- -traditions are fine and the reading matter will be the best on the subject, but I fear few of the common folks will be able to reach it. I had a vacation too this month. I went out to the old neighborhood, the first time in two years, visited with some of the old friends and enjoyed it. while there I [illegible] to the Country in Buffalo when besides our own dear ones, [3] 01321so many of the neighbors of long ago are laid to rest. the greater part of the place looks sadly neglected. We had a very pleasant visit with John May some time since, he had been up in Buffalo visiting the old home and some of the neighbors, he said that writing up David's early life had created a strong desire to visit some of the scenes conn -ected with it, but like yourself he was disappointed in the appearance of everything.How sad and lonely Isabella must be since Walters death, it seems such a short time since James died also her brother David. her Father and Mother are quite frail now. Anna started off


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Date Original

1888 Oct 18


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 1190

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