John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 4] Of the old friends and neighbors of boyhood times who without exception were almost oppressively kind, while a two weeks visit with mother and the family is a great satisfaction to us all however much we might wish it extended. Mother is still strong and well and alive to everything and takes long walks to church and to visit her many old friends in town and evidently enjoys life here. She will never leave Portage while any of the family remains here. Anna has decided at the last moment to come with me at least as far as Kansas City - as she dreads the winter. If she can stand the [ ] she will probably come to California. Sarah is looking very sick and miserable and I am troubled about her. She cannot bear any excitement or exertion without suffering from nervous prostration


Portage City [Wisc]

Date Original

1885 Sep 10


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier

1885 Sep 10 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1885 Sep 10 JM to Louie p4


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