Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


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your father has been home for a short time, and has gone now to Phillips, I dont think he will go back again to Hamilton as he has sold the property he had there — Mr Brown intends going to Arkansas to make a home there, and your father is determined to go with him he using your fathers money \ your father is well, but very feeble, and lame, walking and leaning on two crutches as he ever was Oh what a severe trial has befallen dear Joanna – I expect you know her dear baby died very suddenly when she was two weeks and two days old, the shock to [her] was dreadful she has since been very sick —but is now recovering I hope she will soon be well. David has good health at present, and has had a very prosperous business for a good while past — his family are all well, he is always much pleased to hear any thing about you and your journeys — Indeed all the family considered Louie very kind in sending papers to them in your absence containing accounts of your cruise in that distant part of the world I shall still cherish the hope that the good time will arrive when you will see your Wisconsin friends again – I hope god will ever bless you all, is the sincere wishes of your affectionate Mother


Portage, Wis.

Date Original

1881 Nov 14


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0728

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Page 2


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