Annie L. Muir


Annie L. Muir


John Muir



I suppose you will have formed the acquaintance of your brother-in-law, Willis Hand, by this time. He is making quite an ex- tensive trip.

How I wish Mary could have gone with him. But Willis has two little boys I suppose it looked impossible to them. We are all about as usual here. Father is failing, I think, alhtough he seems quite vigorous at times. Little Ethel is the pet - & comfort - of the entire family Father says she is a delightful child.

Joanna & Walter send love to you all-

Hoping that you are all well & happy, I am as every your Aff. sister Annie L. Muir


Kansas City Mo. July 5. 1884 Dear Brother John: I am happy to be able to give a more favorable report of my health this time. I think I have been improving slowly & steadily for months but only now Have I marked a point when it is plainly discernable.

My voice sounds almost natural, and is much stronger. and I am able to exercise much more freely without overfatigue My cough is much less frequent:


I think I shall be quite able for my long journey, as soon as it is cool enough for comfortable traveling.

I am told, however, that you fully intend visiting us all here as soon as you can make arrangements.

Now could it not be so planned that I could have the venefit of your company either coming or going? Perhaps if I come early, I could return with you to Wisconsin; or, had better wait for your coming and return with you.

I would like your opinion in the matter.


Joanna says she is afraid that my appearance will impress you no more favorably than did Marrie & Sarah's as I am about as their looking as they _ but for that matter I am afraid. rom all ac- counts, that, ever we all stood up in a row, we would be rather a shad,- [owy?] looking family. None of us can boast too much [avorvadopois?].

John Reid, who by the way is not in the least shadowy looking, made us a very pleasant visit, here, last week. He is cheery and hearty as ever.


Kansas City, Mo.

Date Original

1884 Jul 5


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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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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