Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


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[2]he says he will not decide on where he will go, until the sale is over - perhaps we may not move at all - It seems very strange that a man would come to our house and say that he left you at Blacks Hotel on the 2d of Jany. - for nine days he gave us lectures about you and the valley - until Sarah received your letter dated 17th Jan.y which gave us to know that he was an impostor then we got rid of him as quietly and quickly as possible. I suspected him on the second day of his visit and told Anna what I thought of him, but she rebuked me so sharply that [3]I tried to think I was wrong but never could - we have just had a letter from Mary she is well and likes her studies, Joanna is still teaching but will be done in two weeks - the rest of the family are well as far as I know- I presume you are quite busy with your studies - writing your book, I feel much interested in all that interest you, although in many of your studies you leave me far behind yet I rejoice in all your joy, and hopes of future advancement. I am glad you enjoy such a good measure of health. You were much talked about and thought about


Farm [Hickory Hill, Wisc]

Date Original

1872 Feb 26


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0711

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Page 2


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