Mary [Muir Hand]


John Muir


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[4]rightly managed. Our “wee laddie” as you have called him – is well and happy as a bird. I think he shows signs of being a geologist and botanist or scientist or something. I read Joanna’s letter lately received from you and saw your little glacial sketch. Willis wrote to you since we received your June letter but perhaps you failed to get it, as you have not answered. We shall hope to hear from your ere very long. Hoping you are well, I remain lovinglyYour Sister Mary.00963[1]Phillips Wis. Dec. 12. /80.Dear brother John,For some time I have been fully aware of the fact that I ought to write to you. I think I have not done so since hearing of your marriage Your letter of June 18th. came to me when I was too sick to answer it. I have just been reading it again — It has kept well and is still interesting — as is the case with all of your letters I never destroy any of them. You mention


Phillips, Wis.

Date Original

1880 Dec 12


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0376

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