Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[4]the folks were all pretty well, except Mary, who had come to make a visit of a few weeks she was rather nervous, and not as well as usual, Wheeler has grown to be a fine boy, bright and intelligent, just the picture of Willis. We are having exceedingly dry weather here, so that the dust is perfectly terrible, if we take a good ride, we look as though we might have been around a thrashing machine, there has been no rain for eight or nine weeks. I wrote to both you and Louie, in the spring I think, but do not know whether you received the letter. I had one of Annie’s last photographs laid out to send you from here, but I find I have forgotten to bring it. Maggie says to send love to you all, also that she would be glad to hear from you, she will write bye and bye. When I heard from Joanna last, she said she was feeling better, than she had been, for many a day, but I was so sorry to know that father had become restless, and decided to go back to Hamilton, when he has so much need of home care. Now brother and Sister write to me. Your letters will just do me good.with love to all, I am your lovingly Sarah[1]Crete Neb. Sept 26th / 82My Dear brother JohnI am just wearying to receive a few lines from you once more, I hear from you so seldom now, and your letters always give me so much pleasure. You will see that I am a long way from home and I suppose you will wonder how I, who have usually staid so much at home, can have wandered so far, but you see, Maggie and I, are the other twins and so I am here, we are having a long pleasant visit together; Anna and I left home on the 12th of this month, we stayed at Lincoln before coming here, and visited Dan and his family they were all well. Dan has four pretty girls, bright and happy looking, the youngest is four-teen months old, every one of them have large brown eyes, like their mother, as far as we know, they are the only brown eyed children in the family, for you know you have never told us whither your


Crete, Neb.

Date Original

1882 Sep 26


Original letter dimensions: 20 .5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0900

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