Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
Portage Nov. 20th 1888
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
1888 Nov 30
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir] to John Muir, 1888 Nov 30." (1888). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1796.
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