Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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00900 [4]they take Scribner and so, see a good many of your articles also Miss Hendricks sent them most, if not all, of your Alaska letters from Indianapolis, she is a good friend of your’s and watches your career with great interest; Isabella says she hopes, that when you and your wife come on a visit to us, that you will go as far as Detroit, as they will all be delighted to see you, John Gray also tries to see all he can of your writings, he still continues to be very prosperous. Do you remember that when Mrs Love died, Mr Love took all of the children back to Scotland, shortly after, he wished to stay there and have all the children well educated, for quite a number of years he has resided near Edinburgh so that his family might have the benefit of the schools, although not feeling well, went about twelve miles from home to lecture(he being expected there) he staid that night at the Place, and in the morning was found dead in bed[1]We have all of our mail sent to Port Hope. Columbia Co. Wis.Port Hope April 3rd/80.My dear Brother JohnYour last letter is before me, I find it is dated Dec 18th, I realy am ashamed to think of it, but from some of the contents. I inferred, that you would have some very important news to send us soon, and so I have waited, very impatiently, but now I write, thinking it the only way to get you to use your pen for me quickly. You speak of that lovely letter Annie sent you, I am realy glad she thought of it, and It must have been extremely interesting, bringing all the children before you as they are now. I wonder if after all you realize how old looking, we are all getting to be, do you think of me as having a considerable amount of grey hair, and using spectacles sometimes. David’s hair is nearly white, and he is sitting here reading with spectacles too, just think of it, next Decr eve will have been married


Port Hope

Date Original

1880 Apr 3


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0101

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