Mother [Ann G. Muir]
February 24th, 1896
My Dear Mother,
I was very glad to hear that Dan has been paying you a visit. It must have been a great pleasure after so long being without a sight of your three boys. I wish David & I could also have been with you. I see David quite often. I saw him Yesterday. He is looking quite well & is now making money & fast recovering from his business reverses. Etta also is well & very hopeful since she sees that she will soon have a beautiful home all paid for.
Maggie comes over to our house quite often & Helen & I often go to see her in our walks for exercise. She is better than she was a year ago, though her daughter May is now keeping house about a quarter of a mile from hers
and so now Maggies family is reduced to John & Johnie.
I am so glad to think that your Wisconsin spring will soon come to bring warm weather to you all so that you can take walks & fresh air instead of being held prisoners around the stove.
Ive had a touch of the grippe or something like it with bronchitis but am well again & at work with my pen. All the rest of our family are well.
I do hope Annie will have better health when she can be out in the reviving spring & summer air & Joanna & Sarah also. Anyhow that our Heavenly Father may continue to bless us & lead us in the way that is best I firmly believe.
Ever Your affectionate son John
1896 Feb 24
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Mother [Ann G. Muir], 1896 Feb 24." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 14.
Reel 09, Image 0067
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