Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[2]but each will receive your New Years gift. Joanna and her hand of girls, my own girls who are so far away, Anna and her little folks, sister Annie, and myself. Some of it has already started on its journey with your greetings, and the other will reach its destination in good time. Your kind thought of us all, making still another bright spot at the beginning of this New Year.I am sorry that you are having trouble with bronchitis, and hope that you are well again. I think it must be trying for your health to keep on[3]writing, writing, so steadily, and thinking out those beautiful wood pictures that so charm your readers, but then you have such love for your subject, and your mind is so full of the wonderful beauty that your eyes have seen, perhaps they come more easily than I think.I have been reading the sketch of your life in the magazine you sent to Annie, I think it is beautifully gotten up, bringing in so much that I have not seen in print before and also many of the most choice quotations from your pen and words.


Portage, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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