Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


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[2]- and a great comfort to me – true they have nearly all left the old home but still I do rejoice in all their joys and their happiness – and their letters are always gladly received It pleases me much to think that you have now a home and a family of your own – your home much cause to thank God for the many instance of his kindness in bringing you through so many dangers as you have encountered in days gone by — You must love your home in a much fairer clime than ours, as we have still large-drifts of snow which is gradually thawing out making the roads nearly impassable some of the streets are full of water, and nothing yet can be done on a farm, but every thing is more backward than usual this spring There is still a good deal of scarlet fever here, and some diphtheria too but it is expected that these diseases will all pass away, when the ground dries up – With kind wishes to all I am LovinglyMother00987


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1881 Apr 8


Original letter dimensions: 29.5 x 14.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0496

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Page 2


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