Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


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[2]my knowledge of science as well as of some other studies are very limited — I hope you enjoyed your trip to the valley as much as you expected I have had a letter today from your father he is quite well but is rather impatient about me staying in Portage – a few weeks ago I had a letter from Dunbar informing me of my sister Margarets death she died on the 27th day of Sept. thus leaving me the last remnant of a numerous family, it seemed like a very loud call to me that I should be ready for a like summons, she was 78 years of age. My mother was just 78 years old when she died, and my father was [3] 88 years old when he died my parents have mouldered in the dust over 20 years – but Christ is the resurrection and the life and if we believe in him our souls will never die Daniel has been home for a few days he thought that Joanna should go to Racine with him and he would try to help her – she has been with him about 5 weeks – she writes that she is much better then when she left home. Mary has been home about a month she is well and sends you much love and so does Anna all the rest of the family with their families are all well at present — I wonder when


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1874 Nov 21


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0219

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Page 2


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