Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[2]the early morning with the ice all around, and the many other [illegible]vations which you must endure, before the sun shines out, to light up so grandly that which you had wandered so far to study. I wish I knew more of your work, but perhaps we will have that opportunity bye and bye. Your book’s are long in making their appearance, I think you [crossed out: you] expected to see some of them out before this time. And so Maggie has left us for the far west and how we miss them all, our families took so much pleasure in each other’s company, and were so much together how truly you say “we are like winged seeds flying off in all directions and taking root so far apart” I had a letter from Maggie also from little Mary and Johnnie yesterday morning. Maggie seems to be in her usual health again[3][in margin: I see by Mother a letter that Louis received the [illegible] I sent, I knitted from patterns I brought from Scotland with me. S.M.G.]and I think by the tone of her letter that she will soon get accostomed to the change, they are very comfortably settled, and have every thing around them to make home pleasant, while John is just as kind and good as he can be. John and Maggie also little Mary went on the Cars to Lincoln to spend thanksgiving with Dan’s family, it is just about twenty miles they staid over night and enjoyed the visit. Maggie says she thinks she and Emma will take much solid comfort together. I am glad they live so near each other. I had a letter from Joanna lately, it seems strange to think of her away off keeping house. she says she is getting along finely, doing all of her work, except washing and ironing, and she tells me of lots of sewing she has done since she went there, all this seems wonderful when we think of what her health has


Port Hope, [Wisc]

Date Original

1880 Dec 3


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0368

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Page 2


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