Katie [Cairns? Muir]


Emma [Muir]


Portage Wis Jan 1/85

Dear Sister Emma

I received your beautiful card on Christmas morning, for which accept my thanks; I enclose my photo which I had taken two months ago. [We are?] all well [except?] myself, Grandma Muir is quite well, Sarah almost her usual health & her girls are well also.

We are having very cold weather 11 degrees below zero today [noon?] 15 below one day last week. We heard lately of you through Maggie that you spent Thanksgiving with the ..., [illegible] well & prospering - what - blessings! May they [illegible] sometime. Remember me to the children [illegible] Katie [illegible] [Muir?]


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1885 Jan 1


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0184

Collection Identifier

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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