David [Gilrye Muir]


[Daniel H. Muir]


[office of Parry & Muir letterhead]


Katie is holding her own & even seems to be gaining in strength. You ask what she is doing for it she has a [illegible] to apply & for her [stricken word] blood she takes back-thorn berries once a week. Thus 12 berries steeped so long [in?] drinks 1/2 of the tea [illegible] & 1/2 next a m

There is no fluid extract of [clover?] in town. is it [Clover?] or sweet Clover.

Her [breast?] is shrinking down smaller & smaller almost to a level with her body. The opening is 3/4 inch long U 2/8 inch wide close to the nipple [illegible] matter oozes out the flesh is bright red almost pink

sometimes the sore is painful but there is no pain in the breast [elsewhere?]. But the whole of it itches terribly by spells so that she has to bathe it & try everything until it stops

Suppose you write me a letter that I can show [illegible] & say that whether it is a cancer, tumor or canceous sore. or any other bad sore. The best out [illegible]apple[illegible] is so [illegible] & the beat time is so[illegible] & " blood [illegible] " " . . . Thanks for you interest in past letters. I feel as if you had wronged yourself by not keeping part of the $[100.00?] for I understood you had spent money on my place [Affectionately?] your bro David


Portage, Wisc.

Circa Date



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Reel 05, Image 0178

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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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