David Muir


Dave [David Muir]


[John Muir]


Portage Jun 9

Dear John I have just received your letter and hasten to answer. I am well, and all the folks except Maggie she has had a hard time of it I suppose you heard that she had got cold and was down sick; very sick too. When do you intend to begin practicing medicine. You are much needed. If you know how to cure the prairie itch I wish you would prescribe for me, for I have it bad (the prairie itch) and have tried Sulphur and Cream of Tarter and itch ointment and I aint cured yet. Give me a receipt instanten if you please


I enclose you ten dollar if you get it please let me know. As for my co[illegible] matters they are all right We have taken a d[illegible] stand for the [illegible] you have not the slightest idea of how much we love each other. As for waiting "two or three years," we would as [illegible] be in purgatory for [illegible] Mind and call a F[illegible] Store when you come to Portage if you come before the 10th of July. I like being Cashier first-rate. You had better harvest with me again. We were all [illegible] yesterday I expect to be [illegible] good bye [illegible] Muir


Portage [Wisc.]

Circa Date

[1863] Jun 9


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0553

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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