Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir



[in margin: 534]

along with this letter I will mail for you a pair of socks that I have knitted and I am knitting a pair of hose for your dear wife and will send them on as soon as they are finished.

I hope your previous little girl still grows in health and beauty

I close with much affection to all from Mother



Portage 21st April 1884 Dear John

This being your birthday I wished very much to congratulate you and hope you will see many very happy years yet

The "Curran [Leones?]" are not forgotten_ but where are those that used to gather together at such times - all scattered every one

I hope you are all enjoying good health - and I expect you are busy as usual and having fine weather

This month so far has been unusually cold and storming with either snow or rain


_ so that not a great deal of out doors work has yet been done _ Probably you know that Annie has arrived at "K-C" I do hope all those changes of climate will have the effect of restoring her to health and it will with Gods blessing[s?] I think that before very long she intends making you a visit at your home

I expect Mary and her two boys will make me a visit next month and that will be a good change as well [will changed to well] as a pleasure

Yesterday David made me his usual visit _ he generally comes every Sunday _ he is the only visitor I expect on that day - his family are in their usual health


I expect Sarah will have informed you about David Galloways health _ he comes to Portage sometimes twise in a [winter?] but he is not allowed to e the driver so Sarah or Annie accompanies him _ he wished to sell his farm and has been offered three thousand - dollars for it cash down but of course he thinks that not near enough _ some are advising him to keep it _ as there is a good home on it and a good orchard and let the land to some of the neighbors_ so we dont yet know what he will decide to do his father lives in Portage and looks well and active


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1884 Apr 21


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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

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