Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]



so what will come of all this, I do not know but will write to you when any thing of a decisive kind transpires The girls join me in sending much love to you and to Emma and the baby. hoping you will write soon I conclude remaining your affectionate Mother ———


Portage April 18th 1873

Dear Danl.

I received your welcome letter and was gratified to know that you were again all well – We are all well. I thank you for the interest you take in affairs here – and also for the advice you give but, I wish you had wrote on the subject sooner – Your father has not yet decided where he will go – but lately has talked


and read a great deal about California he thinks that is the [Goshen?] of the United States but where he will go I do not know – he is much dissatisfied with our present home he is very busy just now in making a garden and straightening up things generally. Last week we had a letter from John and he seems very happy and contented You will be surprised to know that Hickory Hill is again sold, John C has sold [deleted: It] it to the Catholic [illegible] that brought [illegible] [illegible]


farm some years ago David Galloway has bought a handsome 200 Do[illegible] organ for Anna, and brings her to Portage once a week for her music lesson. Joanna will teach in the 2d [illegible] school this summer she has been teaching there for some time – Anna is at home this summer. The girls seem to like the idea of going to California and will go with their father if he will take them but they decided that they would not go with him to England


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1873 Apr 18


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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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