Mary [Muir Hand]


[John Muir]


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[5][in margin: As soon as I finish writing I will resume work on a crayon picture of a little boy. The boy is pretty and consequently the portrait has to be pretty too. Please send me a photo of any one you would like to have enlarged and I will do it gladly and with compliments]nothing to alarm until the last – The shock was so sudden and unexpected that the poor girl could not believe the dreadful truth Oh my heart ached for her. The Dr. thought the disease might be spasmodic croup – but it had no cold noticeable. All is uncertain to us. Perhaps I am telling you no news as Annie or some other one may have told all this and much more- Two or three weeks ago Joanna was taken quite ill – but is now


Phillips, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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