Anne L. Muir


Anne [Annie L.] Muir


John Muir


March 2nd Dear Brother John: are you quite well we are all pretty well here. I am attending the high school I like it very well Mary and myself stay up stairs most of the time where Miss Brigs teaches I like her firstrate we recite all of our lessons to Miss Brigs with the exception of our grammer lesson we go down to Mr Magoffin to recite that. the Saturday before last was George Washingtons birthday and there was a celebration among the schools we all gathered at the school house as usual in the morning at about 9 oclock and Mr Carswell lent us eighteen little flags well after all

was reads we all went out and marched down to [Vandercooks?] hall and then we sang the red white and blue then Mr Magoffin read part of George Washingtons farewell adress and there was two fiddlers there so we sang the Star Spangled banner and dixy and one or two more and they fiddled to them well well enough of that now John Muir what will I do to you if you don't come home when your school is out John you promised to write soon you must remember from your affectionate Sister Anne Muir



[Portage, Wisc]

Circa Date

[1862] Mar 2


Original letter dimensions: 19.0 x 11.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0347

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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