Mary [Muir Hand]


Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid], & Sharah [Muir Galloway]


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[4]and awkward and unsatisfactory in the art . Nature is always so superior to art that pictures are usually the most satisfactory the more we forget the real beauty in Nature or are ignorant of it — I hope to make a winter picture in oils – before the snows go away – and I have one or two other little oil pieces in my mind but whether I can accomplish all I plan in that direction time alone can disclose Your telling of fruits and flowers and green leaves and grasses — at this season but shows us all so plainly how very far distant we are01090[1]Phillips Wis. Dec. 19 /82.My dear good sisters,Maggie & Sarah, your nice long letters were a very comfort to me — I am overjoyed at the thought of your being where you are it must be so pleasant for you all — And to think of the possibility of our having John and Louie with us next year some time is just delightful — May nothing hinder their coming. is a most earnest wish Yes I will write to John very soon. I have written very few letters – for a long


Phillips, Wis

Date Original

1882 Dec 19


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0966

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