Mary [Muir Hand]


[John Muir]


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[4]here to the depot. It was about one and a half hours from the time she left Joanna until the Portage train left here, and by the same length of time – no longer. After the train started her from us – the little baby died, It cried very hard for a while but we saw nothing alarming until a few minutes before it died. Really I was some alarmed as soon as I saw it, but J. said it had had several such crying times and soon quieted. I thought she knew best [deleted: and] as I had seen nothing of the baby excepting when it was quiet or sleeping. She held it in her own arms the last half hour – and saw – 00969[1][in margin: Please send me a true photograph or I may not get a true portrait- Baby sends kisses to his little cousin]1881. Phillips, Wis.Dear Brother & Sister,Before me is a letter that I wrote to you Nov. 13th . I had scarcely finished it and was interrupted – Since that time many things have occupied my time in such a way that writing has almost seemed out of the question Accept of tardy, but most hearty congratulations on your happy meeting. We were overjoyed to know of the safe return of the “Carwin” I had feared that the coming winter days would


Phillips, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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