Louie [Strentzel] Muir


John Muir


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[4]Aunt Annie wrote a long letter from Portage telling of your visit. All well there. Mother was very sick in bed for a week, & is still very weak and pale. She worries more & more about the burial place for Father. My eyes have pained me so much that I have scarcely glanced at the papers & magazines since you went away. My eyelid is better but still trembles every few minutes. I have had very little rest so far, such a lot and variety of things have come along to be attended to, bills had to be paid including one from the University Club of $93.00 I am pleased[1]Martinez, CaliforniaJune 15, 1893My dear husband,Your lovely letter of June 7th reached here the day before yesterday, and Wanda wrote to you the same afternoon; she wrote today also, and now little Helen is trying to tell you that she wants to go to meet you in New York next September. Since you wrote of wanting us all to see the Columbian wonders and illuminations, she has talked every day about [5]to say though that several people paid money to us. Of course several other people have wanted to borrow money Several lots were on Delinquent Tax list, & I had to look over the deeds & mortgages several times. Silvey’s mortgage was defective, but he offered the 2 lots on the hill for a reasonable figure so I have agreed to buy them, they are well situated on the main street. The cherries were very large & beautiful, & there were more of them than any body thought. Prices were good. All the trees & vines look well. I am inclined to doubt that rheumatism story! Raffetto’s strawberries were fine for a month


Martinez, California

Date Original

1893 Jun 15


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1080

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