Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


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[4] Dan seems to think you have forgotten him altogether - and the rest of us are all much of the same opinion I hope you will be persuaded to write something to us all very soon. I suppose your time is precious, but write soon, tell us if you have made up your mind to be here at harvest time, we will be glad to see you - from your affectionate Mother _____________ _________00294[1] Portage May 12th, 1862 Dear John For a while after you left us for Madison I thought you had surely stuck fast in snow or mud as you have never wrote to any of us, my anxiety about you was relieved when your Father brought me the news from John Reid that you had got safely through the bad roads. I hope your health is improving and I hope you are enjoying your studies at Madison as much as ever. I thought you would attend the funeral services of the governor there is a great deal said about him 508


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1862 May 12


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 21.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0375

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