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


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1888 May 15


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1042

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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