Ann Gilrye Muir


[Ann Gilrye] Muir


Wanda [Muir]


Portage March 19th, 1888

My Dear Wanda

I received your nice letter some- time ago. I have also received the pretty bouquet you were so kind to send to me

Where you live I expect you see flowers and blossoms in abundance every day, but where I am now, there are _



_not a green leaf to be seen out of doors. there are only snow and water everywhere so it is very unpleasant to go out of the house, but we know we will soon have fine weather and sunshine, and be able again to walk around with pleasure

I shall hope to see you sometime, I am sure I would be [illegible] pleased to meet you

I think it must be very pleasant for you


to have such a nice sweet sister to play with all the time I hope you will both be spared to be a joy and a happiness to all your friends and all around you_

I will be pleased to have a letter from you again sometime

With kind regards to you and all your friends I close from your affectionate Grandma Muir



Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1888 Mar 19


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 11 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1010

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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