[Jan.] 1867 Ind [illegible]
My dear little nephew George Galloway I am glad you sent me your little letter, because it made me think of all the big lots of fun we used to have when you lived at Fountain Lake. Old Santa Claus gave you lots of candy and good things. he did not put anything in my socks, I suppose he likes little boys & girls best. You must read all the pretty book that grandma gave you, and you will soon read lots of big books, and get a great deal of good knowledge and become a useful man. I wish you were here
so we could have some fun. Your picture & Annas are in a pretty gilt album in my room, and I often take a bo peep at them. You could sleep with one in my funny bed stead, and when it was time to rise a thing would say click and down we would bumble, and before we could look to see what was wrong another thing would say click too, and light a little lamp to show us where our clothes were. When you become a man maybe I will make you one of these beds. I hope you will grow big this year and learn lots at the school
Your affectionate uncle John
Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 13.0 cm
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to George Galloway, 1867 Jan" (1867). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1214.
Reel 01, Image 0924
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