Sarah [Muir] Galloway


John Muir


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01647 [4]have been [buntifully?] supplied with all we need. Your kindness supplied us to begin with, then John Reid has sent his order regularly and while the girls have been in the store they also have helped right along so there has been no lack. I have also got my usual supply of wood, to last most of the year and it is paid for, also my rent is paid as I go along, and I have a little put away besides. so you see I have much to be thankful for, and if I only had a little more strength I would get along very well. The sketch of your life has not appeared in the Century Magazine[3?] [5]yet, perhaps it will be coming later. The little poem you wrote off for me I thank you for, it is very comprehensive, how many thoughts and facts are packed into those few lines, the writer seems to be well acquainted with your writings and able to appreciate them. When I received that last letter from you it took me back in thought to the time when you were traveling about among the mountains and taking care of sheep, it was written on a small sheet of paper, packed close and full, looking like dozens of those I have laid away, telling of the hills, and flowers, and the thoughts that came to you


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1893 Mar 28


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0902

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Page 3


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