S[arah] M[uir] Galloway


[John Muir & Louie Strentzel Muir]


[in margin: Tell Annie I am looking for a letter from her. I am always glad to hear of Mrs. Mayer and family give my kindest regards to them also to Mr and Mrs. Strentzel S.M.G.]


Portage, Wis Feb 1st/86

Dear brother and Sister

Your letter to Mother telling us that there was one more [stricken word] little one in the family to love and rejoice over reached us today and we hasten to send our congratulations.

May God bless the dear baby and spare her to be a blessing and comfort to you both. How much of gladness or sorrow may come to us with just such a little life. May the gladness and happiness only be yours. I rejoice with you both. How delighted Wanda will be with her little sister and how her eyes will open with wonder at the sight of the little feet and hands and indeed at

every [momento?] of our baby will be a treasure to you all. I trust that you Louie an yourself should and will again, I wonder when you with your little girls will be able to come to [illegible] to see us all. Have you found a name beautiful enough for the baby [illegible] one are all anxious to know what it will be. John Reid has been in Portage for tow or three weeks. he started for home on the 29th we were all glad to see him and had a pleasant visit. he took us out to the Cemetary in Buffalo then left me at Leni [Roberts?] to stay while he went on to visit with his Brothers. John thinks that if Maggie is feeling well enough she may visit us next summer. Many thanks John for your kind re- -membrance of the children but you will hear from them. All are about usually well. I am feeling much better than when you were here. David and the children are well he gave him yesterday. With kindest regards to all I am yours Lovingly S. M. Galloway


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1886 Feb 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0594

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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