Mary [Muir]


[John Muir]


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[6] Until today I was not aware that you are so very soon to be off to the Mts. again and I became quite alarmed least you should be where you could not hear from no for a long time. So I hasten -ed to write you this for I have been so long in answering your letter. And besides I wish to tell you what I did not tell you sooner for the reason – that I did not know – when – what I wish to tell you of – would take place - - In about three months, or, a little before, or [underlined: about] the first of Sep. next – I expect to be married – to Willis Hand of Phillips. He is a graduate [7]of the law school of Madison and at Madison I became acquainted with him. At first I did not like him particularly – but now I think I like him quite a little, Phillips is a new town and a very pretty town prettier than Madison – some say – but is very far north on the “Northern Central” R.R.” If I go to Phillips I hope you will make it very con- venient to make it a long visit – and study the rocks in the Lake regions – but do your writing in Phillips. Is that well arranged? Instead of my making my home with you – as you have often spoken of - you


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1878 May 27


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0832

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Page 4


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