Maggie R.[Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir


[in margin: and now with much love to you all I am as ever affectionately Maggie R.] [embossed letterhead][4]It will soon be a year since you & David were here poor boy he has again been in the furnice of affliction since then. May the Lord comfort & support him.It has been a hot dry summer, and vegetation begins to look like fall.I think Mrs. Mayce must enjoy very much [illegible]nice trips as she has every year. Give her my kind regards. And also to Doctor & Mrs StrentzelI am glad they are so, well[1]Crete, Neb., May 28th 1886Dear Brother JohnYour letter of a day or two ago has done me much good, it was for just such a letter I was hungry for. You told me some -thing good about every one of your family also [their?] Grandpa & GrandmaYou seem to think that Wanda & Sister Annie has told me all the news necessary. Well the dear child does well & will be able someday. If it was a shame to keep her looking so long for a letter [illegible][stricken word] I really though I had written to her, but I am so

[2]forgetful. and to show you what kind of a memory I have I commenced to write to Mother today. thinking I had not written to her for a long time, when Jeanne told me I had written a week ago). and in my last to Annie was asking her to write more in her letter about the children & you all., I know you are very busy and work hard. but I need a wee letter now & again I am so glad to hear of Annie's improved state of health. and that you are all well and will be glad to hear that you are growing fat. you were telling me of your thousands of[3]boxes of grapes to harvest I am going to tell of ours I made some grape jelly I had a dish of grapes for the table about twice the first finest from our vines I think we will have about all we can use in a year or two.I had a letter from W Brown yesterday Joanna & Baby are pretty wellI hope that Louie is getting over her cold it seems to be harder to get rid of a cold in hot weather. Harry has had a cold for quite a while. Jessee is not very well. the others are all about as usual01238


Crete, Neb

Date Original

1886 Aug 28


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0680

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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