David Douglas


John Muir


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[3]been prolonged but she will always be an invalid. I fear - however I am very grateful for the prolongation - as long as she does not suffer pain - She is wonderfully patient and bright when she manages to get her natural sleep, and we have a good daughter who watches her lovingly during the day. - We have had a trained nurse for the night work since the 27[th?] of April -[4]I am [illegible] really hopeful that she may be with us some time longer as a great improvement has taken place during the last few days. She has never lost interest in what is going on [around?] us and your last letter was read aloud to her. Apologising for giving you these family details I amYours very sincerelyDavid Douglas



Date Original

1908 Jun 1


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0651

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