Mary [Muir]


[John Muir]


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[8]may make your home with me and I will illustrate your articles – That is well arranged surely – Joanna is getting well quite rapidly and we think she is going to get real well. Maggie is not as well as usual just now. Annie and Mother are about as usual – and so am I – By this time they are all asleep but me and it is time I was sleeping too so good night – I wonder if I shall hear from you soon – Love from all the sleeping ones and much from myself Affectionately your sis Mary[in margin: 588]00795 [5]books receive less of my attention than I like – For some time I have been very busy- but it is so hard to dispose of pictures [underlined: these times] that I have to work for little and so am not getting rich at all unless maybe – in the practice and training – I have been crayoning portraits more than anything else [deleted: for the] in the past two years, although I have not really neglected work in oil’s I finished an oil picture 18 x 27 in. last Saturday It is a night scene – a landscape – It is from one of Miss Cushman’s pictures. I imagine you would think it good.


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1878 May 27


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0830

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Page 3


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