Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir



Crete, Neb. Feb. 10th, 1888

Dear Bro John

I thank you for your great kindess. which I can never repay.

I received your letter saturday with money order enclosed for 100 dol for which I thank you. I hope I can return it soon. May those more prosperous days you speak of be not long in coming- if they ever do or do not I shall always feel that you did all you could to bring them about.

It is something new for John to lie awake nights worring about his affairs. or anything else. but if all this trouble be the means of

bringing about a new & better state of affairs_ it may- be for the best_ an however little we possess, when we are able to say we "owe no man anything" I shall be grateful & happy.

And this world is not all.

I hope this will find you all well. I am afraid from what I hear that you will be tempted to work too hard on your book

Love to Louie. and all the rest.

affectionately Maggie


Crete, Neb

Date Original

1888 Feb 15


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0986

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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