Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Emma [Muir]


[illegible] Portage Dec. 15th 1884 Dear Emma

Your kind letter of Oct. 14th was duly received and gave me much pleasure I like the photo you sent me of your baby very much and I hope all of your family still continue in the enjoy- -ment of good health-

I am very glad to know that Danl has quite regained his health and has also acquired a good practice tell him I enjoy my "big Massy [illegible]" in this cold weather very much I hold every one of you continually in loving remembrance

2d I am glad to write that Annie's health has improved very much as she has decide to spend the winter in Kansas City - Louisiana's health is also good and she takes much comfort with her little Ethel

Sarah has not been enjoying very good health since she met with her great loss- her husband assisted her to select the home she now occupies it is very comfortable and she is very comfortably provided for in every way still she feels her loss deeply

I feel very much for [our?]"Katie" her disease still increases and at times


the pains she suffers is very disturbing - However she is able to get dressed and goes into the Parlor and sees company in the afternoons for several day sshe has been feeling quite comfortable it is surprising how well she bears up under such a sore trial - David feels very bad about ti all - his health is quite good at present as well as the rest of his family

Thanksgiving day was spent very quietly iwth us I went to Church in the morning and spent the rest of the day in thinking over the many blessings and comforts I enjoy. and [felt?] thankful to Go for all

[illegible] I enclose this bill to you for the anticipated visit to the children of "Santa Claus" hoping you will all have a very happy Christmas and with the kindest wishes to all I [remain?] Affectionately Mother


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1884 Dec 15


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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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