[Sarah Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[2]I dare say it never heard anything so Scotchy in all its life, that wind storm must have be [underlined: terribly grand] You must have clung to that tree like a [underlined: mice] or you would have gone the [underlined: way] of [underlined: the leaves]. I had a letter from Isabella Sanderson five or six weeks ago. she was anxious that I should write all I knew of your doings and wanderings for the last year or two, she says your friends in Indiana are anxious to hear of or from you, she refers to Mrs. Moore and family also Miss Hendries who has a most grateful remembrance of your kindness to her while in Cal John Gray and family were [3]spending some time at Mackinaw last summer where he met Miss H. and another lady who also knew you, while talking about and analyzing the flowers around them Miss H. mentioned something which she said a friend of hers a Naturalist in Cal told her. John immediately asked if his name was John Muir and was delighted to find it was, they were friends directly, Miss H. has relatives in Detroit and has since spent most of a week with John Grays folks, she was anxious that Isabella should write to me to find out all about you, I wrote


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Date Original

1879 Feb 16


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 1000

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Page 2


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