Mrs. Lydia Muir Johnson


John Muir


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[6]so persistently haunted one, at all times, when you or your name, were the subject of conversation. If I have, in your estimation, overstepped the bounds of womanly propriety, pardon the offence, and attribute it, not to curiosity, but think of it as Tupper has it."A reaching forth to grasp the invisible threads of kinship," which "like cobwebs floating in the wind," oft catch events on their approach with sure and apt presentiment."If this reaches you, and your time is not too fully occupied with other matters, I will be glad to have my uncertainty[7]made certain, in some way by you; and if there is relationship existing, between us, and as this world is not such a big one after all, why the time may come, when you may make up your mind that you want to see the Capital & Capitol of these United? States, and then, nothing need prevent you coming this way. Craving your pardon for this lengthy epistle I am most RespectfullyMrs Lydia Muir Johnson920 N st., n. w.Washington CityD. C.I have just written to a cousin, John A. Muir, who is at Grand View Sanitarium, Wernersville Pa.


Washington, D. C.

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Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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