Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


[in margin: 540]

Portage April 21st 1886

Dear John

This being your birthday, I greet you with kindest heartfelt wishes for your present and future good_I trust your health is much improved, also that the health of your family is good

It is very gratifing to know that Annies health has improved so much since her arrival in California_

There has been a very great deal of sickness here for some weeks_one of the schools have been closed for some time on account of scarlet fever and many

children have died_

Last Sabbath David made us his usual visit but I think his home must be quite lonesome at present as Annie has gone to Drummond for a four days visit to Carrie but he says they get along very well.

We are hoping to have a visit from Maggie this summer. I hope we will not be disapointed also one from Joanna

With kind regards to all the family.

I am affectionately Mother



Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1886 Apr 21


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0648

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