Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir


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[4]John and I with little [May?] spent Thanksgiving with [illegible] and family we had a pleasant time We expect them to be with us christmas. O John wont you and your beloved come too I wish you could see my Chinese primroses. John you are such a lover of flowers they are blooming nicely I have the spoted and fung[illegible]. White and several other colors of pink and purple I have a nice Calla Lilly and some others, but I lost a good many of my plants by moving so lat in the season. but I must close hoping to hear from you very soon. John and the children join me in kind love to yourself and wifeSister MaggieWhat are you busy with now[1]Crete Neb Dec 13th 1880Dear brother JohnI hope you and your dear wife are well. I wish I had an oppertunity to get acquainted with my new sister. O John I want to see you so much when do you think you can come now. I do hope you will not put it off again. of course we do not know of all you have to keep you in Cal. but we wish you could put everything one side for a while and Come [It?] is now over a month since we left Mother Brother, Sisters and our many friends for this, still more western state. of course it seems rather


Crete, Neb.

Date Original

1880 Dec 13


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0384

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