Louie [Strentzel] Muir


[John Muir]


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[4]4 letters by the Tiernan so one has been lost. 3 came by the Thos. Pope. Mr. Rixford sent me 25 copies each of the Bulletin for June 20 & July 13, containing your letters. I have sent them to your mother and Sisters Sarah, Joanna, Mary and Margaret and several others. I have sent to mother everything concerning you and the expedition. Saturday, a letter came from sister Anna. Mother had not heard from you since your farewell letter and I hope they will receive letters from you by the Dora, for their hearts are sorely troubled. I try to cheer and comfort them all I can. Your mother and sisters have all been good to me and baby I wrote to them Friday night01022[1]1881 Sunday, July 24, 1888.O my beloved, my husband,So many precious messages have come to me at last from the far North-land, that my heart goes singing all the day, and I am thankful, almost as if I had looked upon your face – may, not even “almost” when I think what it would be to see you now, this moment, — but yet I can be joyful for a little while, until there comes again the thought of icebergs so terrible and pitiless in power; and the moan and howl of cruel Arctic winds — Father in Heaven be merciful and lead safely my beloved through the frozen wilderness, and out from the shadow of Death— I must not think; for the sake of the little child


[Martinez, Calif]

Date Original

1881 Jul 24


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0672

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