John Muir


[David and Sarah Galloway]


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[2][deleted not wonder that your children are moved with peoples' what is in your last] Here is a present of Canadian mosses for her, I trust that she will be a lover of Nature like her mother, if so she will perhaps some day realize the value of the gift which has cost me more labor than the uninitiated can readily think of - these are the first specimens that I have analyzed of the diffi- cult order "Musci" Dear Sister S I most warmly con- gratulate you on this joyous occasion of the advent of another Miss Galloway May she be spared to comfort yourself and others, I often wish that I could write more & oftener to you but I know that you will excuse me I have to do two or three times[3]as much as I should - enough to set one crazy but my heart is with my [illegible] and though not in robouat health I make out to keep above water, I was glad to hear from you, I recd' Davids letter a few days ago [deleted I am glad to hear that you are doing so well, (David} yo are well grateful for the situation you occupy. I trust that you will be successful that you may be able to do for the loved ones of your home as I know you would wish to do.] [deleted I need a leter from Mary & from Anna, also a long and interesting one from Joanna. Dan too sent me one brim full of just such news about you all as suited me. All of these I hope to answer some day, I need one from D Muir too, please tell him that]


Trouts Mill [Canada]

Date Original

1865 Oct 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 25.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0732

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Page 2


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