John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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01186[1][1885][rusty paperclip mark on page]Portage City Aug 30.Dear Louie, I am with my mother at last & Sarah & David & their families, all that is left of them. Arrived here yesterday morning at 12.30' oclock & went to bed at a hotel. Found Davids store in the morning he recognized me instantly strange to say & took me to Mother & Sarah - they saw me afar off guessing by Dave & the satchel who I was. Anna too is here living with Mother & Sarah who have rented a house in common. All are well as usual - Mother does not seem so much older as I expected, is yet [illegible] & [quiet?] in conversation though her voice has failed somewhat. Sarah is easily agitated & is far from strong. Anna is much better since her return to Portage but whether she is out of danger or not I am not at


Portage City, [Wisc]

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[1885] Aug 30


Original letter dimensions: 41 x 13 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0386

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