Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


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Dear Louie

I write to thank you for your kindness in sending me the "glacier" newspaper, same members of our church here. have sent a box of clothing and other things to 'Alaska,' for a number of years past, and we hear so little from them that many are delighted to see the small newspaper

I hope you are all well and would be glad to hear from you

Affectionately Mother


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Portage Nov. 8th. 1887.

Dear John

I gladly received your letter of Augt 7th

I am sorry you feel so tired and [illegible], but will hope you are now feeling more comfortable

Does writing steadily not tire you very much I hope you are all well now_ I am glad we got moved into Davids' house as I like living here. better than any house. I have been in since I left the brick house over the school grounds


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Last week we had a visit from Willis Hund he had business in Madison Mary and the family are well he is anxious to leave Phillips but has not yet decided where he will locate

The first number of the 'Glacier, has arrived dated 'Augt' Fort Wrangle' it is quite a novelty in the newspaper line, there is also a Sermon by Mr. Young on "Glacier Bay," printed in 1880 describing a beautiful sunset while you accompanied him to some desert place

The preface is edited by 'Fannie Young' probably his wife


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as he had gone to visit a distant tribe

I espect Danl has moved into his new home, it is much larger than the one he had before and with many improve- -ments 'Emma, is very much pleased it

I will be pleased to hear from you when ever it is convenient

May kind Heaven bless and ever keep you and yours is my most earnest wish

Affectionately Mother

'Annas letter arrived today I will write to her soon M


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1887 Nov 8


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0878

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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