Maggie R.[Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir


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[2]forgetful. and to show you what kind of a memory I have I commenced to write to Mother today. thinking I had not written to her for a long time, when Jeanne told me I had written a week ago). and in my last to Annie was asking her to write more in her letter about the children & you all., I know you are very busy and work hard. but I need a wee letter now & again I am so glad to hear of Annie's improved state of health. and that you are all well and will be glad to hear that you are growing fat. you were telling me of your thousands of[3]boxes of grapes to harvest I am going to tell of ours I made some grape jelly I had a dish of grapes for the table about twice the first finest from our vines I think we will have about all we can use in a year or two.I had a letter from W Brown yesterday Joanna & Baby are pretty wellI hope that Louie is getting over her cold it seems to be harder to get rid of a cold in hot weather. Harry has had a cold for quite a while. Jessee is not very well. the others are all about as usual01238


Crete, Neb

Date Original

1886 Aug 28


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0682

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