S[arah] M[uir] Galloway


[John Muir & Louie Strentzel Muir]


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[3]and she tells us what a fine, capable, helpful girl Wanda has grown to be, also so strong and well and of bright little laughing Helen, what treasures of comfort they will be to you both, also to Grandma. I send them love and good wishes. I imagine them scampering among the hills sometimes and coming home with hand full of the beautiful things growing all about. We have been taking great pleasure in reading your book John. You take us almost there, to see the things just as you have seen01900[4][in margin: I send a little Box for Wanda and Helen along with this letter.]and if I only had strength I could scramble along with you with right good will. You remember Grandma Galloway said, I will see all God's wonderful works, but it would be after she had passed from this life, so I think it will be so with me, I could not do much in the way of tramping now, but I can read and enjoy the results of your tramping, and it is grand.Mother enjoys it exceedingly and talks of the love you show for everything you write about. I hope Grandma01900


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original



Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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Reel 08, Image 0637

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