D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir
Annie [L. Muir]
May 15 1888
My Dear [foster cousin?]
Per order of Mother I enclose herewith Dft [illegible] $100.00 the receipt of which you will please acknowledge So you intend returning to Wis may it be beneficial. Glad to learn that you are so well We are all quite well. Notwithstanding the terrible winter we have passed through. We have had to keep up big fires to keep the house warm seven months vir from Oct 15 to May 15. it has frozen hard the last three mornings. Mr & Mrs Goodyear are sorry they returned [so?] soon
Mother has been very [weak?] for most of the winter & seems very well at present. [illegible] is very much better than she was a year ago. & they are both extremely well placed with their home (my old house) this has been a very dull winter & opening for trade, have had very poor crops for how grazing no vian & the cry is "hard times" but we have had lots of rain so for this spring [&?] winter wheat & hr spring wheat oats grass & [illegible] and ale grow- - ing nicely & the people are encouraged the weather has been too cold to plant corn so far. I wish I could spend six months in Cal & get the hang of it. I envy you of your experience of its climate. [stricken word] I [even?] can afford it & can spare the time I must see it. [illegible] John will [illegible] us lots of lectures on the subject when you get home. [Give?] our most cordial regards to John Mrs Muir Wanda & the baby. Would be pleased to hear from them
Yours [try?] D.G. Muir
1888 May 15
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
Muir, David Gilrye, "Letter from D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir to Annie [L. Muir], 1888 May 15." (1888). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1762.
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