D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir


John Muir


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01240I am going send you some photos in a short time.I had a visit with Willis yester -day. he was here as a delegate to the State Republican convention. he reports his family well. I suppose you ahve heard how wealthy they feel over their little daughter We (the Grand Jury) visited the University exper -imental farm to-day which proved very interesting. we saw a great variety of [illegible] corne wheat grapes cattle hogs potatoes &e &e [probably etc. etc.] also [illegible] a model barn. &cWe also visited the Washburn chemistry but as it was not the regular day for the reception of visitors they did show us anything through the telescope. Madison is very handsome but there seems be but little busienss going on. except at the hotels. [letterhead]3dWe have had an exceedingly day buseinss hardly any rain from March to Sep 1st We have been told that it is a regular California summer our crops are not as good as usual consequently the outlook for business is not very good. How is K.C. real estate business? We sent $1000.00 . there & after it lay idle these months we sent for it & put it where it has gained $fifty per cent in less than [three?] monthsIf you have any idle money one or two thousand dollars


Madison, Wis

Date Original

1886 Sep 10


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0692

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