Annie L. Muir
Father is quite feeble now keeping his room and bed much of the time, but says he is in good health. has a good appe- tite and seems quite comfortable & happy.
I hope you will not fail this time in your intended visit to us all, the coming winter as you have so many times failed. And now with love to [Louie?] and little Wanda as well as to your - self I am as ever your Sister Annie L. Muir
 Kansas City Mo. August 30, 1884. Dear Brother John:
Since writing to you last I have made good strides toward health Indeed so much better am I, that I no longer regard my intended visit to Cal. essential to my complete recovery.
My cough with its attendant symptoms have almost entirely left me; and I seem but to require strength to place [me upon?] my former footing at last.
And strength is, I think, coming as fast as possible
Now much a sI would enjoy a visit with you and your family, and a sight of the wonderful country in which you life, I am convinced that duty holds me back, for the present.
If Mother needs me I must spend the winter with her - if not - then circumstances are such that Joanna would be very glad to have me remain where I am. Walter [brings?] from home much of the time - & [illegible] so that you see I am not at liberty to come to you when the necessity is removed, and have thus [illegible] relinguished the
proposed trip for the present.
Your great kindness, how ever, and Sister Louie as well, in welcoming me to an unlimited stay with you, in my time of need, shall be [illegible] and gladly remembered by me.
I hope to see you both yet; and little Wanda too, some day. perhaps not - so very far distant.
Joanna and Walter are well. Little Ethel has been very well too, but is now cutting teeth and is not feeling quite so well.
She is a dear little prattler saying almost everything now, and is the pet-and comfort-of us all.
Kansas City, Mo.
1884 Aug 30
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.
Muir, Annie L., "Letter from Annie L. Muir to [John Muir], 1884 Aug 30." (1884). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1570.
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