Joanna G. Muir


Joanna G. Muir


Daniel and Emma [Muir]


as I have burned my finger it is somewhat difficult to write and so will close. Wishing you all (this now includes three) a merry Christmas I am most loving your Joanna G Muir.

Portage City Wis Dec. 22nd 1872.

Dear Daniel and Emma

Please accept my [choicest?] congrat- ulations in that you have become the happy possess- ers of so great wealth, May Heavens richest blessings rest upon the head of your little [illegible -----------------] she be a [illegible -------------] to her [Mama and Popa?] all the days of her life. Upon seeing so many initial letters I called all the

ingenuity which I poscess in trying to make out what her name could be, but could decide only upon the second which being J. of course signifies Joanna; I am much obliged for the honor and as I find it im- possible to enclose a dress in this letter please find in its place this pair of mittens which will doubtless be equally se[illegible]able. We are all as well as usual; Annie continues to improve, and is now out at Sarah's for a [change?] We are having terrible cold weather, and employ our time mostly in en- deavoring to keep warm

which is rather a diffi- cult matter - but no doubt you know it all by experience. I am very sorry you cannot be with us on Christmas as we antic- ipate a very pleasant time if it is not too cold We expect the three families here, which will make, with our own, quite a large party. As mother does not feel quite ready to write she sends her love, as well as best wishes and con- gratulations and says she will write very soon. You will perhaps have some trouble in read- ing this scribble, but



Portage City, Wisc.

Date Original

1872 Dec 22


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1027

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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