Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
Portage June 15th 1884
Your letter of May 15th was gladly received containing a Photograph of your precious little daugh- -ter - she seems a bright healthy child - how very glad I would be to make her acquaintance, as well as her dear mothers - but there are several of my grandchildren that I have not seen - but will yet hope to meet them all
We expect to see Mary and Willis and the children about the end of this month or the beginning
of July if nothing occurs to hinder them
We do not yet know when to expect you and your family but will hope to see you all before very long-
Poor David is still very sad and lonely but the family are all well - I would like you to be better requainted with Davids family I esteem every member of it very highly.
News from K. C are still not very favor- -able although Annie is gaining a little yet she is still very weak I sincerely hope she will
gain strength during the summer
Joanna must have had a serious time with so much sickness in her home, but I hope they will all now be feeling better
We find our home on Prospect Hill to be very pleasant and comfort -able - but the long long walk to Church - or to the business part of the city seems quite an undertaking. however I did get to Church - yesterday and enjoyed the services very much
4th and now Dear John I do hope your time will not be wholly swallowed up with the cures and amenities with which you are surrounded and hoping you are all well I close, with much love to you and Louie and Wanda Affectionately Mother
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1885 Jun 15
Original letter dimensions: 40 x 13 cm.
Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir] to John Muir, 1885 Jun 15." (1885). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1603.
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