Mary [Muir Hand]


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


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[2]time – but will try to do better as I am feeling better and have a girl doing my house work – who does very well – So I have more time to myself and do not get so tired — I hope to do something in picturing very soon. I shall finish Joanna’s little picture first and then make a picture of Wheleer The photographs we had taken of Wheler are not just satisfactory but [are?] have ordered some more to be printed a little lighter that we think will be much better – When they come there will be one for you and for the others too – I hope Wanda’s picture[3]may be taken and be satisfactory – and we will wish for one — I was pleased with your description of Louie for although it may not give a very vivid or true idea we had not even the first inkling of how she looks or seems — Their home must be delightfully romantic from what you write – and we shall hope to see it sometime – perhaps not in the very far future – as Willis often expresses his wish to visit California – And oh if I could only do justice to picturing some of the mountain views you tell about I am afraid I might find myself - young


Phillips, Wis

Date Original

1882 Dec 19


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0968

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