Anna Reid Waterman


Emma and Dan[iel Muir]


Crete, Neb.

July 21, 1889.

Dear Aunt Emma & Uncle Dave,

Mother told me of the little stranger that has [illegible] come into your house. Accept congratulations if it is not too late. Kiss the little fellow for me and tell him we would like to see him in Crete with his mother before so very long, and his father too if business is not too pressing. How delighted we would be to have you all make me a visit in my own new home. We have been married almost ten weeks. How

the time does fly & can hardly realize that it has been so long. I have a very happy home. All come and see me. I want to thank you heartily for the nice sugar spoon you sent me. I hardly know what you can thing of me for being so long in acknowledging it, but that is just one of my many faults to put off letter writing. I have written just two letters since I have been married and one of those was to my father. Forgive my negligence and accept many thanks. Our trip east was enjoyed thoroughly. We were away two weeks taking in Omaha, Plattsmouth and Chicago. We were pleased to get home and settled after so much sightseeing. With lots of love to all I will close.

Lovingly yours -

Anna Reid Waterman


Crete, Nebr.

Date Original

1889 Jul 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0205

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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