[Louie Muir]


[Ann Gilrye Muir]


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[4]precious gift, your son who has brought joy and steadfast blessedness to my heart and life. [illegible] However it be, I trust that before many months we shall all meet in the delight of a grand reunion: parents and children and grandchildren. I long to see that lovely Fountain Lake where John first knew the charm of the fresh wilderness: and the exquisite water-lilies: how the blue eyes of baby Annie Wanda will shine over their snowy chalices![1] Louie’s letter to mother –Martinez, California Sept. 29th, 1881. Dear Mother MuirGlorious news to-day from the far, far North! Our beloved wanderer is coming home! Safe and well, through all the perils of the Arctic seas and storms and terrible ice-fields — he comes with rejoicing, for he has looked at last upon that wild mysterious realm of the Ice-King, Wrangel Land; and now he is satisfied to come again to the clear sunshine of his South-land home. Perhaps before October is half gone, he will be here: and06099


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1881 Sep 29


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0700

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