Annie L. Muir


[John Muir]


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[2]were with you, and the change in my occupation followed - The past week has been a very depressing and solemn one to [Mother?]; as her dear old friend Mrs. Roby, who lived quite near [illegible] and with whom Mother [spent?] so many pleasant hours these last years of her life - died, quite unexpectedly just about a week ago and here aged husband followed her in less than a week - Both burried within one week - I can see that it has been a shock to mother, and as this is always a trying season of the year I am a little anxious about her. I am glad to say that she is not sick, but she feels weak - complains of being tired without doing any[3]thing to tire her - But I am going to get a tonic for her, & hope that she will get along all right - Sarah has just returned from the country where [she?] has been cultivating the acquaintance of her two grandchildren - Kenneth & Bernice Eastman. Joanna's health is rather better than it has been - and she is somewhat encouraged about business as Walter has made a change. Is now travelling for a lumber Co. And as he has, in the past, been engaged in the lumber or timber business - and is to receive a stated salary, there seems less uncertainity about their affairs - 01410


Portage, Wis

Date Original

[1890?] Apr 8


Original letter dimensions: 20 X 25 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0413

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