Annie L. [Muir]
John Muir, Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid] & Sarah [M. Galloway]
Mary has returned to her home, and Mother and I are alone again. and since Maggie and Sarah have wandered away so far, we feel more alone than ever. Only David near us; but we are very glad you [visit?] No doubt it will be a blessing to all con[illegible] – Anna G.G. and D. M. G., have been in town several times lately. the seem to get along finely only, missing their head[illegible]. By the way, we received wonderful intelgence from Joanna today. Baby Ethel, born on Election day, in Little Rock Ark. – No doubt you have heard from themI am trying to write in the store and so many are the interruptions that I find it difficult – or rather you will find [deleted word] it difficult to “find the connections I have become very industrious of late. Have been painting the [fountains?], flower-pots &c. Looking our husks for beds, and all sorts of things. mornings before going to the store, noon and nights, so that I have not seemed to find time for writing, reading or any thing intellectual – We are very busy in the store. and so the days and weeks whirl by, and I scarcely know where they go or where I am.
1882 Nov 10
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0932
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