Joanna Muir


Joanna [Muir]


John Muir


Dear John

I hope you are well I am not very long after you went away our little cat was in the stable beside the horses and Bill kicked it and put its leg off joint so that it now walks lame I hope John you will write soon to me

from your Sister Joanna

Dear John

I was at Portage last friday and saw Father buy your things and I saw your new trunk too I hope it will please you I thought it was a very nice one we are just going to start for the Sunday School so I have not time to write any more From your Sister Anne r> <

Dear Brother

I should like very well to see you again. Margret is over at Sarahs, she went to Portage on Friday and instead of coming home again she went strait to Sarahs. I dont know whether she is coming home to day or not I have not time to write any more just now From your affectionate Sister Mary Muir



[place unknown]

Circa Date

[1860 Oct 21]


Original letter dimensions: 13.0 x 19.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0091

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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



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