Anna Galloway


Anna Galloway


John Muir


Mound Hill Apr 1st 1872

My Dear Uncle John

I write to tell you how much I thank you for my nice book It is called the Young Exiles it is a very interesting story about a Russian family who were exiled to Liberia and how they escaped to England. I think a great deal of it. School is out now we had a very pleasant term this winter I got through my arith- metic twice. The superintendent told us that if we would come every day and not whisper he would put our names on the roll of honor and put it in the Wisconsin State Register. We had an exhibition on the evening of the last day; there was a stage put up and we had some funny pieces and very nice singing I would like to receive a few lines from you but I suppose you are so busy that you have not much time to write many letters As George is going to write I must close Your affectionate niece Anna Galloway


My Dear Uncle John

I thought I would put in a few lines so I might tell you how much I thank you for the pretty Book I received from you. The title was Cats and Dogs not meaning our Domestic Cats and Dogs only but all of the Cat tribe such as Lions and tigers &c and of the dog tribe wolves and jackals &c. Last summer when Pa and Ma were visiting Mr Robinson of Caledonia Ma received a beautiful pair of peacocks from Mr Robinson. perhaps you have never seen a peacock. I will describe them to you the peahen is a common looking bird about the size of a turkey with a green neck a bunch of brown feathers on her head. The peacock is a superb bird with a blue head and neck a purple body, and a tail which measures about four feet in length which shines beautifully in the sun. the peahen had six younglings but two of them came to an untimely end. but I am commencing to yawn so I had bet- ter stop I still remain your affectionate nephew George



Mound Hill, [Wisc]

Date Original

1872 Apr 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0755

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