[Ann Gilrye Muir]
Portage Wis Septr 30th
Dear Daughter Louie
Your kind letter was gladly received here
I hope you and your little daughter will nto feel too lonesome during Johns absence
His presence here has been to me an unspeakable pleasure for which I had often longed and do now feel thankful that curcumstances enabled him to come amongst us, even for a short time
I think his health improved a little while he was with us, and I hope he will return home much better
My Daughter Annie has spent the summer here. but as she has not yet regained her strength - John thought she had better try what the climate of "California" would do for her- so she is now accompaning him home, and I hope this arrangement will be agreeable to you
Yesterday I had a Postal Card announcing thier safe arrival at "Kansas City", and from thence John and David went to "Nebraska" to visit the friends there, which Annie will rest with her sister Joanna until John come back when they will then start for "Cal"
Mary and her children has been traveling and visiting nearly all summer and as she is now in "Neb" she intends to accompany "David" and "John [Muir?]" to Portage in a week or so
I do hope John has injoyed his visit home as much as we have all done he seemed to enjoy his visit to the Yellowstone Park very much indeed he spoke of it as being a very wonderful place
I am sorry to think that both Willis and Mary were away from home [stricken word] while John were here so that he has not made a visit to the Great Lakes as he intended.
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I shall hope that at no very distant time John will again revisit us, and we would be so happy to have you and Wanda accompany him. I think you would enjoy a visit to Wisconsin during the summer months
Wishing you much happiness I am affectionately Mother
Original letter dimensions: 40 x 13 cm.
Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from [Ann Gilrye Muir] to Louie [Muir],  Sep 30." (1885). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1635.
Reel 05, Image 0463
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