Mary Muir


Mary Muir


David [Muir]


Haloo my brother David November 24 1861 Please sir how do you do I wish I were permited To come and visit you I must not forget you David I shall like very well to see I hope you will like to teach you must keep good ordor and you must not be to har[illegible] on the small scholars or they will perhaps begin to want to stay at home I hate to see small scholars abused I used to pity some of them last winter William Reid went away last night and I suppose David will go away next saturday night and then we will be alone for once more it seems as though we hardly new what it was to be alone


I have been growing as fast as when you left for all I know I don't think there are any difference but I should not like to stop yet write as often as you have a chance. Anna is going to send a picture that she has drawen to you we are all well and I hope you are the same

from your affectionate sister Mary Muir Your h[illegible] I have been at Margarets today and saw Miss Anne Reid for the first time her mother said she was surprised to [illegible] you had not wrote to [illegible] now you can guess who wrote this [D. M. B. C.


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Date Original

1861 Nov 24


Original letter dimensions: 12.5 x 17.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0235

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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