Louie [Strentzel Muir]


John Muir


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Wednesday, [December 1,1891] Dear John: Wanda is a little better, but the rest of [us] are complaining more or less. A wild wind blew last night and this afternoon is cold, so cold. Helen and I took Aunt Margaret to ride this morning and it was warm and delightful in the upper vineyard. Mrs. Cornwall died last night from pneumonia, and Mr. C. and John are both very sick with "la grippe. I hope your new room is comfortable. We will be at the train for you Saturday evening. When we told little Helen that you were coming Saturday, she said, "But just the trouble of it that I have to wait till night, it's so long!" Let us hear about Mr. Kennan. A letter from R. U. Johnson about the letters you sent him.He likes Nicholas Brown's plan. Wants to know if possibly Stow may need watching. Louie Muir. You forgot about the taxes. How about the Potrero lots? Will Magee pay the taxes? I drew money from Bank and paid them. Martinez, December 1, 1891. My dear Papa: I hope you are well. I am a little better than when you left.Dr.Bragdon was here yesterday. I write this letter propped up in bed. Lilian says she is going to write a letter to you. We are all well but me. Grandma's eye is a great deal better. Elfie is getting very fat, and her eye is all right now. Dompeadro has gone home. Elfie sleeps down cellar now. Lilian is very lonesome without you. I am tired sitting up, so goodbye. Annie Wanda Muir[Both letters written on same sheet of paper]


[Martinez, Calif]

Date Original

[1891 Dec 1]


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0381

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