John Muir


John Muir


[David and Sarah Galloway]



Duncan Sterling is not coming this year I have some idea of completing my university course and will you please do this business for me. Send to Chicago for Loomis' University Asbro[illegible] & for Smiths' Differential & integral calculas with these pack up my Looms' Algebra and geometry and Smiths analytical geometry also Loomes' Trigonometry I think that you will find all of these last mentioned books in your parlor send all by express. [deleted The money still in my favor after buying those two books place in a letter, & send by express If John Reid can add five or ten dollars without embarrassing himself ask him to do so, buy Canada currency if you can Tell father Sarah that I am waiting for his letter and photograph I bid good bye my love to all John -

[deleted Six or eight persons have joined the disciples here lately under the preaching of an evangelist named B[illegible]


Trouts Mills Oct' 23d /65

Dear brother & sister -

I am before you again, in haste as usual with another letter, my [illegible] [illegible] has just re- turned me to this busy wakeful world , and I suppose that the dull god still holds the five fold family of Galloway and so you are bless with another daughter, I trust that she and her dear mother are well. What is to be her name, not Dans' favorite I hope [illegible] Patrickina What does she seem to think of life, what are Georges' observations on the matter. Well David really you must be a happiest man - happy when Anna was bestowed - happier with Georgie, & happiest with the little anonymous one

[deleted Mary is glad to hear of your obtaining a congenial situation and sends her best regards, JM]


[deleted not wonder that your children are moved with peoples' what is in your last] Here is a present of Canadian mosses for her, I trust that she will be a lover of Nature like her mother, if so she will perhaps some day realize the value of the gift which has cost me more labor than the uninitiated can readily think of - these are the first specimens that I have analyzed of the diffi- cult order "Musci" Dear Sister S I most warmly con- gratulate you on this joyous occasion of the advent of another Miss Galloway May she be spared to comfort yourself and others, I often wish that I could write more & oftener to you but I know that you will excuse me I have to do two or three times


as much as I should - enough to set one crazy but my heart is with my [illegible] and though not in robouat health I make out to keep above water, I was glad to hear from you, I recd' Davids letter a few days ago [deleted I am glad to hear that you are doing so well, (David} yo are well grateful for the situation you occupy. I trust that you will be successful that you may be able to do for the loved ones of your home as I know you would wish to do.] [deleted I need a leter from Mary & from Anna, also a long and interesting one from Joanna. Dan too sent me one brim full of just such news about you all as suited me. All of these I hope to answer some day, I need one from D Muir too, please tell him that]


Trouts Mill [Canada]

Date Original

1865 Oct 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 25.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0728

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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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