Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir


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[5][in margin: P S John please tell me what you think about things dont you think we had better go down & live on the place & try to hold it if we are able. as it may be valuable before many yearsTrouble has seemed to so unsettle John that a great part of the time he seems unable to think clearly on a few things]what would we do with the place in Kan. Everything would be torn down & taken if left alone. I think we had better move down there it would not take much to keep us. Jessie gets thirty five dollars a month & the prospect of more perhaps. she could board or stay with Anna & Anna has a good home. May is able to teach and will be old enough soon, she is seventeen now & I think the boys would like it on the farm & I would be glad to be a kind of hermit after what has passed if my family are fairly comfortable. how glad I will be to see you. I sometimes wish I could talk to or


Crete, Neb

Date Original

1890 Feb 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0350

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