Louie [Strentzel Muir]


John Muir


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[4]flowers as she desired. Sarah Young came this morning to thank me, and she talked with so much tender feeling about her mother. She is a gentle lovely girl I think Yesterday good old Parson Yager came to see us: the one who preached at my little brother's funeral 31 years ago. How vividly that sorrowful time was brought back to our minds. Oh the weary pioneer days that were talked of! Mr. Yager told how his wife died of cholera in the Indian Territory, leaving a helpless baby. Soon afterward with his seven motherless children he went on his way over the deserts to[1]Martinez, Calif.July 8, 1889.Dear John,We are all very well, and enjoying a most comfortable climate, but have been quite unsettled in location. Miss Kendall cannot come till tomorrow or next day. Old Mrs. Bush has her son's family from Sacramento for a week. Cousin Fannie went to the city Friday, & returned Sunday evening but is making a dress for Grandma and so must stay over there consequently the children and I stay at home during the day but go to


Martinez, Cal

Date Original

1889 Jul 8


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0135

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