John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 7] The two boys John and Willie are fine smart well behaved fellows very quiet and bashful. Willie is about 16 years old and little John Muir is about 12 - a queer cute quiet observant narrow-faced clipper-built boy, noticing everything- saying nothing, knows every dog cow horse man woman and child in Portage. I saw nearly all of the old neighbors. The young folk of course grown out of memory and unrecognizable but most of the old I found but little changed by the 18 yrs since last I saw them and the warmth of my welcome was in most instances excruciating. William Duncan the old Scotch stone mason who loaned me books when I was little and always declared that Johnie Moor would mak a name for himsel someday I found hale and hearty 81 yrs of age and not a


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 p7


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