Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]



how you are and how you are all getting along. I do feel deeply interested in your welfare — Shall we have the pleasure of seeing any of you’re here this summer – come all if you possibly can – do you like Racine as much as at first. We write in sending much love to you all – hoping you will yet see many happy birth days — May God bless you and ever keep you in the right way – from your affectionate Mother


June 28th 1873.

Dear Danl.

Tomorrow being your birthday - I hasten to offer you my warmest congratulations Truely I have much cause for gratitude to our Heavenly Father – for the the kind protecting care extended to us all as a family – May our lengthened days be spent in his service


I hope you and Emma and baby are all well we are all as well as usual here. Mary has not got home yet but we expect her any day. Sarah had a letter from John yesterday dated June 7th he had just returned from visiting – Mount Lyell and Mount Dana and had camped out on snow 5 feet deep but a few hours of


travel brought him to plants and flowers and sunshine – he got his face badly scorched by the sun on the glacier. Nothing further has transpired about us leaving Portage – only we hear a great deal about California lately but our home here is very comfortable – It seems a long time since any of us had a letter from you – I do wish you or Emma would write soon and let us know-


[Portage, Wisc]

Date Original

1873 Jun 28


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1151

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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