John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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2all cure. She sits up most of the time but any slight walk or exertion in the kitchen exhausts & sends her to bed for an hour or two. I dont know what to do as to advising her to stay here or undertake the journey with her to California. David is much bent & worn & bears the marks of all these years with their hardness of care & grief - The two girls Carrie & Anna are fine sensible well behaved young women. The elder is to go from home tomorrow to teach music. The other will keep house for David & the two boys. Little John Muir is an amiable little fellow, the picture you have is good. the other boy is quite a carpenter & is building a boat. Sarahs girls are fat & strong well able to care for themselves excepting Gracie the baby. who is bright & interesting Of course they are like to eat one up & I have had a busy


Portage City, [Wisc]

Date Original

[1885] Aug 30


Original letter dimensions: 41 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0388

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 2


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