Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir



Portage Nov. 20th 1888

Dear John

Your kind letters were gladly received

So you arrived safely at home and found you family all well, these are indeed causes of thankfulness to Heaven, as are the daily blessings we enjoy

Thus far we have not yet had any snow or severe frosts although we expect a change every day Annies room up [stricken word] stairs is on the north side of the house so David has put on a storm window there



and I have got a small stove for her room so I think she will be quite comfortable now

on the whole I think Annie is very much better than when she left us, and she is able to walk out a good deal she often talks about you all, and about many Californian scenes

Were you here I think you would find us all about the same as when you left us, but that seems so long ago, and I espct you are so busy that to write us a letter now and then is all that you can do at present



but I will yet hope to meet you once more

David is having a very good business this fall and still continues his weekly visits to us, he has put double windows in my bedroom too

I will close with kind love to you and Louie and the Children

Affectionately Mother



Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1888 Nov 30


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1206

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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