Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]


Portage April 28th 1887

Dear Danl

I gladly received your April letters telling us you were all well and busy as ever_ I hope you will succeed in having a pleasant and suitable home built that will give you all much satisfaction

Two weeks ago we moved into a smaller house on 'West Cooke Street'_ I have only two rooms, but I like them much better than those I had before.

We had fine weather for a week when we moved

but since the weather is cold with showers of snow that soon melt

We have not got any nearer to either ["Hirte or Market"?] still I walked to church but Sabbath day.

David has this week brought a very gentle horse and a new Carriage_ I rode in it yesterday for the fist time. His daughter Annie and I rode up to 'Prospect Hill' and many other places.

Mary pained a picture of her baby when she was seven months old and sent it to me, in a very handsome frame. and now it hands in my parlor

I am much pleased to think that Emma and the children will be able to make us "Portage folks" a visit this summer. I hope nothing will occur to be a hindrance to their coming.

Portage still grows a good many new houses will be built this summer

My best wishes are with Emma and the children with a good share for your self.

Affectionately Mother


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1887 Apr 28


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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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