Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]



Portage May 30 /72

Danl. Dear, It seems so very long since I have heard anything of you either directly or indirectly that I thought I must write - although you have not answered my last letter - I hope you and your wife are both well I expect you are getting on well in business but would be glad if you could send a few lines homeward at times - we are anxious to hear from you - could you not try to make us a visit this summer - we would


- be glad to see you both - After much moving we now begin to feel - that we are settled in Portage we moved to the smallest house we owned - but we had an additional room put up - so we are quite comfortable - Joanna is at home this summer - but Anna is teaching in Caledonia - we expect Mary home in about five weeks We had a letter from John in April telling us about the great earthquake that took place in March. I expect you have seen accounts of it in the papers the motion of the earth had not entirely subsided when he wrote -


I do not allow myself to think often of our dear old home - it seemed [illegible] to leave the place that we had built and planned and planted - but time brings many changes - and will yet bring greater changes to us all - I trust we will be found ready for the great change from time to eternity - this ought to be our chief care - but how often forgot - - Margt. and Sarah and David with their families are in their usual health - Hoping to hear from you soon I pray God to bless you and keep you at all times - from you affectionate Mother


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1872 May 30


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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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