Annie L. Muir
 It took a month for me to get rested from my long journey; but since then my health has been about the same as in California. but I dread the cold winter weather which seems already to have set in. The ground was white with snow when I awoke this morn ing. Three years just two days ago since I arrived in California_I have commenced the study of phonography and am making some progress. but see that it will take close care- ful study and a good deal of practice to make me a successful reporter but I intend to succeed. Love to you, John, to the children and to Louie from Annie L. Muir.Portage Wis. October 21_1888.Dear Brother John,So often have I thought of you since I parted from you, that I hardly seem to have in reality been parted from you. I suppose that in reality means that your influence over me was so great that it reaches me even here.Many were the lessons which I learned in the California school. some of them hard to learn
but I can honestly say, at this distance, that it has been a decidedly profitable school fo rme, which will help me to go more wisely on my way henceforth. So I pray that it may be.You doubtless know of my journey_ and arrival here, from the cards and letters which I sent back to Louie. Travelling in trouist cards proved very much as you predicted_ not over pleasant_ but I reached home without disaster_ A leter from Doctor & Mrs. Parry in Davenport, shows that they did not like thatmethod of traveling any better than I did. I found Mother looking a little more feeble than she was when I left her but the greatest difference I see, is in her voice. which has lots its strength and firmness. The vocal chords seem to be effected making it tremulous. but she still has a good appetite and walks out after_ and enjoys church, and visiting her friends as much as ever_Sarah's health is very much improved, for which we are all thank- ful. She seems able to enjoy life again.01322
1888 Oct 21
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.
Muir, Annie L., "Letter from Annie L. Muir to John Muir, 1888 Oct 21." (1888). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1792.
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