Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Daniel [H. Muir]



I rather think Mary's opinion of Kearney is not quite so favorable as it was at first, still I hope they will like to live there. With love to all




Portage April 30 1890

Dear Daniel

Your kind letter of March 23d was gladly received, also the [illegible] of beautiful spring flowers was very cheering to see. I am much pleased to know you are all well, and if the Baby Boy has not yet arrived to all the dignitties you name for him, I hope he will before very long I hope I shall yet have the pleasure of seeing him as well as all of your We have had a very mild pleasant winter,


with very little snow or sleighting, but a great deal of sickness every where and our family have had a good share of it, but I am thankful to write we are all in our usual health again. A letter from California tells us of the same sickness there, but John and his family are all well again he is again writing for the Century Magazine although his big book is not yet finished. We were surprized to have a visit from John Reid he looks well business brought him to Chicago and he came here only for a day or two -


Joanna has decided to stay in Portage all of the summer as business still keeps Walter in Philadelphia her rooms with us being upstairs, did not suit her any longer as Baby is now quite heavy so she has found rooms quite near to us that is just what she wanted we are glad she is still so near us Perhaps you know that all Davids family are in S. Dakota. Will is much better pleased with the work there than here, and they are all together again


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1890 Apr 30


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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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