Mary [Muir Hand]
through Scotland, the [illegible] Highlands etc. Spent two weeks at Dunbar & got well acquainted my cousins the Lunams & Jane Mather Also found a second cousin at Dumfries,- Susan Gilroy & at Birkenhead England I found the Hay families our second cousins. All of them good honorable people & I am proud of them. Saw England too & a little of Ireland - gained some useful telling facts in the way of my studies in Norway & Switzerland, & altogether had a grand time, But my wasn't I tired & glad to get home Heaven bless you Mary & all of you Hearty good wishes for the Christmas & New Year. Ever lovingly John MuirMartinez CaliforniaDec. 19, 1893My dear Sister Mary,I was sorely disappointed not seeing you & Willis on my way home. I fully intended to make a short stay both with you & Dan in Lincoln & when about ready to start from Chicago, I gave the friend I was stopping with money to buy my ticket via the U.P. but he reported that it was impossible to get a berth on that line on account of the fair crowds & so I had to go by the Santa [Fee?] - So you must just come & see me this winter & the show here & escape some of the winter weather of "fair Nebraska85
1893 Dec 19
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Reel 07, Image 1431
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