John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 6] with its night and day waiting and watching with the suffering of sympathy has made sad havoc with the David Muir I used to know. Still my visit with him to the old home and meeting all the old neighbors has brightened him up considerably and all the rest say that it was worth my journey here just to cheer and revive Dave. He looks older than I do. Carrie left the day after my arrival for some place 200 miles or so to the northward of here to teach music and as she is living with a old friend of the family and has or is likely to have plenty of scholars she will get on fast enough in a money way. Anna the next eldest is keeping house. She graduated from the high school last year. Both she and Carrie are good girls and respected by everybody, fine scholars and well behaved.


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 p6


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