Annie G. Reid


Annie G. Reid


John Muir



Portage City Feb 24th 1873

Dear uncle John it is evening and i am going to write to you it is papa birthday he is 38 years old. my birthday was the 29 of this last month I am 10 years old and Annie is 11 years old did you get any thing on Christ- mas i got lots of things and had a nice time to. i got a pair of gloves and a lace collar and a comb and a [illegible] Annie got a pair of gold earings and a silver brest pin and to a lace collars and some others little things Harrie got a book and a little kittie and some other little things and we 00649

Portage City Feb 24th 1873

Dear Uncle John I am going to write to you and I would like you to write to me Uncle John did you get any things on Christmas I got a good many things I got a pair of gold earrings and a silver brespin and to lace colars and a nice card in my stocking and and all the famleys went up to Grandpapas on Christmas and had a nice time and Gandpapa went down town on Christmas and got us all a present he got Jessie and me a little doll and he gave us all a nice card he gave Hary and Willie Muir a little candies whirl he gave Hary and Willie a card to so you see we had a nice time. Jessie's birth- day has just past and she got a nice belt and a nice ribbon and that is just past a little while ago will you tell me if you got anything or and what you got I am taking Musick lesson's I haven't taking

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many lessons. Antie Johana has been very sick but she is geting well and she has been teaching the second ward school Jessie goes to the second ward school and she likes Antie very well for a teacher Antie Johana is our sunday school teacher and I like her very well we are all well and we are all going to school and we are geting along well at school. and Annie Gall[illegible]y is taking Musick lessons to and she has got a nice Organ to and she comes in every satter day and taks lessons and she said that she likes it very well Uncle John our sunday school had a nice sleigh Ride and after it we had a festable and their was a little girl fell out and hurt her alittle but not much but we had a nice time we rode from five till six and staid from six till eight. Uncle John will you writ to me soon I gess I will have to close my letter because it is geting dark. your affecti[illegible] niece. Annie G. Reid


all went up to grandmas on Christ to time and in the afternoon grandpa went up town and got us all a present he got me a [illegible] and Annie a doll and Annie Galloway a match box and Annie Muir a match box to. and Willie and Harrie a horse and we all had a good time Harrie wants me to tell you that he has got the three rocken chairs for his horses one is named billy and dandy and Barney and he is playing with them all the time. but i am going to bed now rite to me soon i have wrote to you before but you did not answer From your affecttian neice Jessie S Reid


Portage City, [Wisc]

Date Original

1873 Feb 24


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1071

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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