John Muir


[Margaret Muir Reid]


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[2]only three days old & she looks about her with her bright blue eyes as if eager to learn something concerning the world into which she has so aussp[illegible] entered. The weather here is delightful worm & balmy, the hills & orchards about our home are covered with flowers & the sun is beaming lovingly over them, while the larks & linnets are singing in full springtime chorus. How beautiful the world is, & how beautiful is the time of the coming of our little love You will remember that we were married in the bloom time of the year, & our darling has[3]been so fortunate as to arrive in the very floweriest time. The cherry trees are one mass of white petals as if covered with fleecy snow, & the rose & purple & white of the apple & peach & plum are scarcely less showy. Heaven bless our little blossom lassie & make all her life as flowery & happy as it promises to be now. Some time soon dear Maggie you must come to see us. A happy family are we, father Muir, Mother Muir, Grandfather Strentzel, Grand Mother Strentzel & little bloombud Muir, last, least, & yet greatest of all.


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1881 Mar 28


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0468

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 2


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