Mary [Muir Hand]


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


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[8]settle in Boston or New York or New Jersey or some far Eastern city – and then we would be “scattered to the four winds” — surely enough. Shall we never meet-at a given point? This will reach you about Christmas – and I warmly wish you “the compliments of the season” Wishing to hear from you both again era long I remain as ever,Lovingly your, Sister Mary.Many thanks for the little sprays you sent to me.01090[5]from each other – for you know what sort of times Christmas brings the far North – John might laugh at calling this far North He has been so much farther North – but it is far North to us – and shows us no blossoms but a few little petted buds and blooms that one frosty breath from the open door might destroy almost immediately My plants are looking very nicely – although some of the more tender ones have been touched with frost. We are having a very pleasant winter —


Phillips, Wis

Date Original

1882 Dec 19


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0970

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Page 3


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