D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir


Annie [L. Muir]


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Mother has been very [weak?] for most of the winter & seems very well at present. [illegible] is very much better than she was a year ago. & they are both extremely well placed with their home (my old house) this has been a very dull winter & opening for trade, have had very poor crops for how grazing no vian & the cry is "hard times" but we have had lots of rain so for this spring [&?] winter wheat & hr spring wheat oats grass & [illegible] and ale grow- - ing nicely & the people are encouraged the weather has been too cold to plant corn so far. I wish I could spend six months in Cal & get the hang of it. I envy you of your experience of its climate. [stricken word] I [even?] can afford it & can spare the time I must see it. [illegible] John will [illegible] us lots of lectures on the subject when you get home. [Give?] our most cordial regards to John Mrs Muir Wanda & the baby. Would be pleased to hear from themYours [try?] D.G. Muir


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1888 May 15


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1044

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