Maggie R. [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir



feed him with a spoon but it about in his usual health again. but I suppose you hear now & again from them all & likely L repeats things you know. but will make it all right when you come, what grand long talks we will have then.

With much love to you all Louie Wanda & yourself & a big kiss for Wanda. I close, affectionately,

Maggie R.

I hope to hear from you soon



Crete Neb May 10 th 1885

My Dear Brother John

It seems quite a while since I have heard from you but I am the one to blame perhaps.

How is Mrs. Strentzel ? I hope she has got well again. remember me to her. I will never forget her many kindnesses to Sara & L. I hope that yourself & Louie & Wanda are well. Whin will we see you face to face We are all well as usual, at least - none of us who are at home. Annie has been away visiting an old friend who got married & moved to the northern part


of this state last winter but we expect her home this week & john he started last thursday with sheep for the Chicago market we have had rather unusual cold weather, for about four days this week and two or three nights there was thin ice on water out of doors I am afraid that a good deal of the fruit blossom will die

I suppose you have heard about Sister Annie being so sick. Pneumonia must be terrible in the weak state of her lungs. I hope she will soon be much better

What great changes have come to some of our families sicne we were with you poor Katie is now through with her terrible suffering

[3] who would have thought about the time we were married that Katie & David Galloway. would have been thr first to go before us weatker ones but it is well that we do not know what is before us, the best thing we can do is to have faith in our kind heavenly Father & trust Him with all that concerns us.

I am glad that Mother & Sarah has made up their minds to live together mother is to old to live alone

Father has had his hard time too Joanna says he has been so weak a few weeks ago that she had to


Crete, Neb

Date Original

1885 May 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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

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