Joanna G. Muir


Joanna G. [?] Muir


John Muir


[4] in portage better now I begin to know the girls now and I think that is part of the reason why I like to stay in the city the girls some times sings the [illegible]white an[illegible] and D[illegible] and Star Spangled banner and I think I will soon learn to sing them. Ma Sends her love to you ans So do I. be Sure and come [illegible] write Soon.

From your affectionate Sister

Joanna Y Muir

[1] Family March 1st 1862 Dear John I hope you are well we are pretty well. I like to go to school very well and I like to live in the city our teachers name is Miss Boothe and I think she is a good teacher she said she would teach all who wanted to draw and Pa and Ma said I might I expect to begin next weak. Sarah and David and Anna and George came and stayed all night and started after dinner Mary and I took Anna down town to get

[2] a thimble for hir but we could not get any Small enough for her the man asked us what did we want a thimble for such a little [illegible] as her Anna wanted to know if Mary and Anna went to school. where the funny thing [illegible] the top. She mint the steeple She thought when we said the high school we mint the [tagh?] Steeple of the church. a while ago Margaret and John and Anna came and Stayed two or three days with us Margarets health is not very good. we expect David home pretty

[3] Soon and want you come with him we would all be very glad to see you Pa is only here at dinnir as he is haveing his wheat Brought to portage they have had two or three break downs they are drawing there wheat to a new ware house at the railway Station. Sometimes I go to meeting on Sunday three times on one day we sometimes go to Presbyterian and some times the Methodist and some times the Episcapalians and I think I like the Methodist best. we begin to like to live


[Portage, Wisc]

Date Original

1862 Mar 1


Original letter dimensions: 15.5 x 20.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0343

Collection Identifier

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

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