Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[Fragment of letter from Sarah Galloway to John Muir]May 30 th. [1871]Well John, I have done my best to get David to write you a few lines about that land affair, but I find I may just as well speak to the wind. He says he is too busy to think, the weeds among the corn are growing big, and he must away with Nell to cultivate, but he says to tell you that the ferns shall not be disturbed, and it shall be called yours until you come home, and then you will both see about it. Also he says he will see the Ennis boys about the Fountain Lake forty, but he says he doubts about its being bought, as it connects with the old Muir Farm. You know they own that too, but he will see about it. As regards your pictures, we will count it a privilege to have them hung in our houses for a while, and will take good care of them, and when your house is ready they will be forthcoming. Again goodbye this bright sunshiny morning, and may this find you well and happy.Your sisterSarah [Galloway]582


[Fountain Lake?, Wisc]

Date Original

[1871] May 30


Original letter dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0451

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