Joanna [Muir]


John Muir


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[2]glaciers etc, etc, have not the effect of making you so dignified and sage that I shall feel bashful when you come home for I am now “too big” to hide behind my mother’s apron and I should be in a very embarrass- ed condition. Things have mostly, move on very [illegible]ly. [ Dany?] has gone to Madison for a few weeks (to which place we forwarded your letter) Annie teaches and teaches, Mother works and rests, Joanna rests and rests and makes up faces, then [3]rests some more, tries to be patient and makes up faces again, rests long- er, tries harder yet to be good, then makes up faces [underlined: again], Thus the law of her members wave against the law of her mind, and so keep up quite a c[illegible]- ading at times . I wonder if you hear the word “hard” used as much in Cal. as we do here. In this part of the world the most frequent sub- jects of conversation are, Hard times, hard money, hard work and hard hearts; In


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1878 Mar 6


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 29 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0740

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Page 2


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