Annie L. 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.
1884 Jul 5
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Muir, Annie L., "Letter from Annie L. Muir to John Muir, 1884 Jul 5." (1884). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1565.
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