Louie [Strentzel Muir]


John Muir


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[in margin: What had better be done about the $500 that Mr. Borland wants][4]letter from McDowell Johnstone. It might be well to call & see him if you can find time. Lydia Hall & Johnnie Swett called this morning and persuaded me to subscribe for Holder’s New Magazine. I suppose Mr. Keith will want you to celebrate his birthday with him Saturday. Helen says that she ought to be there too! She is afraid that she cannot draw a picture good enough to send him, but she will try to find a box of grapes. Joseph is ready to go to Mar. so good bye. Write as soon as you know when you can come home. Lovingly, Louie[1]Martinez, CaliforniaNov. 19, 1891.My dear John,Your letter came last evening, and we are glad you are so comfortable at the University Club: but we are a doleful family here just now. Grandma’s eye improves but slowly, and she frets about many things, especially about Wanda’s lame knee which is more stiff and painful today, so we have kept the child in bed, swathed in warm flannels. Helen is very well, but scolding a little because she also


Martinez, California

Date Original

1891 Nov 19


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0363

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