David Muir


David [Muir]


John Muir


Portage Cty. Wis, Mar 25/67.

Dear Brother John

I was made very sorry by your letter which I recd on Saturday eve. I believe it is the only accident that has happened to any member of our family of any account. I went over & told Maggie yesterday. She is very sorry. We talked of going down to see you & keep you company but con- cluded to wait until we heard from you again Now John if you want anything - money - clothing - eatables of preserves Just let let me know & I will send it to you. And if you would like some of us to come down and take care of you or keep you

When sick in Florida

company dont be afraid to say so, and I will either come or get some of the others to come & keep you company & wait on you or bring you home Maggie thinks you had better come home - and if you make up your mind to do so I will come down and get you, and you can stay at my house until you get well

Now John write me just a few words on the recript of this and tell me what I can do to be of the most service & comfort to you don't keep us waiting, for I shall be very impatient until I hear from you again I remain your affectionate Brother David



Portage City, Wis[c]

Date Original

1867 Mar 25


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 12.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0960

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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