Maggie R. [Margaret Muir Reid]
Louie [Strentzel Muir]
pray Heaven to "Bless & Keep 'Him & His. I would like to hear from you Louie. and your mother. I fear Wanda has forgotten me tell her I still have the letters she wrote to me when she was a little girl & would like to have a letter from her now telling me about little sister & all that interests here. Give my kind regards to your father & mother & now with much love to you all I am as Ever
[in margin: P S Hot winds prevail again this summer 100[degrees symbol] & 105[degrees symbol] & 109[degrees symbol] in the shade with very high winds grain has to be cut for fodder. I am looking & longing for the time when God will prosper us so we will be able to pay you. & all our debts. but the debt of love & kindness I owe you & yours. I never can repay. I hope you will excuse so many blunders as I have not time to write it over M.]
Collyer Kan June 22nd 1890
My Dear Sister Louie
I received Johns letter a few days ago saying in a day he would leave for Alaska to be gone for some months also I found enclosed his order for fifty dollars for which I gratefully, & earnestly, thank you both. I cannot express how much I appreciate John's uniform & thoughtful loving kindness to me now & ever. now when so buisy & on the eve of leaving
his dear ones & home for so long. before coming here & since I have been reading a great many of his old letters written when at college, when in Canada & in Yosemite Valley & other places & they all breathe the same warm spirit of thoughtful loving, brotherly kindness which has always been so precious to me. I sometimes think Louie that you would like to read some of them. I hope you are in good health dear Louie & also Wanda & Helen & your dear Father and
Mother. I would like very much to see you all, and will always gratefully remember the pleasant winter Sister Sarah & I spent with you & your untiring kind efforts to do us good how much I would enjoy an opportunity to reciprocate but I begin to dispair of ever seeing any of you in this country but we would very much enjoy seeing you nevertheless. I expect you will be quite lonesome without John & I know how to sumpathize with you, but you will be buisy & the time will soon pass away & we will
1890 Jun 22
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Reid, Margaret Muir, "Letter from Maggie R. [Margaret Muir Reid] to Louie [Strentzel Muir], 1890 Jun 22." (1890). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1922.
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