Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[2] glad to see her in about her usual health again, she is able to take a good walk and is so glad to be able to be out again. I have been reading David Grays books aloud in the evenings this winter and have enjoyed them very much, it has been a great pleasure to Mother to have so many of the hapenings of those early years brought to mind again. the letters of travel too are very interesting. You too will have the books. how do you like them & I had a letter sometime ago from Isabella Sanderson. She is left lonely too now. what a sad. sad, loss, [Walter?] will be in his family. Mr and Mrs Gray are living with Isabella, they are growing quite[3] 01338frail now. We were very sorry to hear by Mrs [illegible]s letter to Annie, of Wanda's severe illness and your suffering with your hand. I hope Wanda has quite recovered, and that you are all well and happy again. I think Wanda must have forgotten all about Auntie [illegible] now as I have had no letter from here for a long time, and I want her to tell me about dear little Helen and all the rest of the folks, or anything else she wishes. you can tell here Grace has grown a tall girl now, as tall as her mother. The girls have both been home during their vacation. Anna commenced a new [illegible] a week ago, Celia has been home about a week and [6] 01338both, I do hope things will change round soon and so take the strain of both boby and mind. What a warm beautiful month Feb. has been as the little blossoms I send will show the trailing [illegible] Celia brought from [illegible], it does not grow around Portage, it is very beautiful I think and so fragrant. Celia says if she finds it plentiful when she goes back she will send a box. The anemones are the first we have seen this spring. Tell Louie I often think of here, I send love to her and the dear little girls, remember me to the Doctor and Mrs. [Streutzel?] and with much love to you John I am Affectionately Sister Sarah.


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1889 Apr 5


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0053

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Page 2


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