S [arah] M[uir] Galloway


John Muir & Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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2I wish you could look in upon us, we are a very busy household, each in our own way, the house is well filled too, Mother and Aunt Annie, Joanna and her three children Grace and myself, then there is a daughter of Levi Dates who is boarding with me and attending school this winter, so you can guess there is some boiling and baking going on. The weather, so far, has been very mild, indeed, we have had no severe frosts yet, but our worst storms usually come after Christmas. Your Alaska trip must have proved a very pleasant change for you the past summer John I saw 01479[3]newspaper article describing the Muir Glacier, also Prof. Muir's summer cottage on the ice, of Prof. Reed and staff who set up their tents next to yours; of your climbing, sketching, and sitting up all night admiring the wonderful Aurora Borealis. I can imagine your pleasure and delight. We greatly enjoyed your Yosemite article in the Century, it revived memories of what I had read, and of so many things you told us of, while Maggie and I were with you these years ago. It seems a long, long time since then, there seems to be a space there that cannot be easily bridged over. Can you tell why?


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1890 Dec 22


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x12.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0763

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