Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]



The Old Church and Cemetery are outside of the city where so many of our family are laid to rest. When my Father died he had been an honored Elder in that Church for fifty years, and there I attended as soon as I could walk the distance I love the old place yet and as there are to be many improvements made about this time it gave me much pleasure to add [illegible] toward it

Love to all the family

Affectionately Mother


Portage Augt [19th?] 1891

Dear Danl.

I received your letter yesterday telling me of your difficulty in recognizing any thing about Dunbar I think you have not received the letter I wrote to you on the day that I sent you the Book — I meant you to study the Book and then send it to me, as I wish to send it to the folks in California

[in margin: [illegible] I am afraid I have not made any thing very clear]


David being older when we left home he had not much difficulty in finding the places named On one end of the streets you will notice a long house that stretches quite across, that is Lord Landerdales house, and on the west side of the street there are five houses and the sixth house was ours, now the Lorne – Hotel – and on the opposite side a little farther along, was my Fathers House, where


where I was born and lived in it and my life until I was married and where my Father and Mother [lived?] after we had been in America two years, since that time the house was taken down and rebuilt by my Sister Mrs [Rice?] and her Daughter Mrs Lunam now owns it. The west Port and the county house & Silver [Krat?] and a good many others are named I hope you will be able to trace them all out


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1891 Aug 19


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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters


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