Annie L. Muir


Annie L. Muir


John Muir



has been quite sick. She is in her usual health again - has been staying with Sarah for several weeks -where I am sure she had the best of care. Father's health has been very good all winter; but he is quite feble. and keeps his bed constantly. he has not been down stairs since the 3rd of last September.

He is very happy, however and says he believes him self to be the happiest man living.

Joanna & family are well with the exception of colds. Please write soon to your sister Annie L. M.

[in margin: Joanna sends love to you and to your family. We hope to see you all soon] [Kansas City, Mo. letterhead] [1]

120 West 6th St. March 5-1995

Dear Brother John -

I have been looking for a letter from you for some time but as none comes I will write again to you.

We are very anxious to hear of your health You have not yet given us any idea of the nature of your difficulty.

[2] We would be very glad to hear some thing more dif- inite about yourself_

With regard to my own health, I am happy to say that I continue to improve rather than otherwise, notwithstand ing the very trying spring weather which we are now having here.

Almost all, are suffering from colds.

I think of returning to Wisconsin next-month if all is favorable, and it will not interfere

01154 [3] with your plans.

Can you just - as well start from Portage as from this place, on your return to to Cal.?

I judge from appearances that it will be mid- summer before you will be likely to be ready to return, if so I would like to spend the inter- vening months at home. It is already one and one half years since I left Wisconsin.

I was very sorry to learn from Sarah, that Mother


Kansas City, Mo.

Date Original

1885 Mar 5


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 23 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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