Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir



the likiness too is good, I have seen one in another paper which I think must have been taken from the same negative.
You ask me to try to find out how Joanna is getting on in regard to money matters that is something that I think she will be very slow to make mention of. still if I do find out that she is in need at any time I will let you know. I think that she would put aside a part of her money for a time of need and that for some time at least she will be alright. from her letters Walter seems to be very kind and helpful and they are all very happy. and comfortable.
I send many thanks for your gift




Portage, Wisc.

Jan. 11/98

Dear Brother John

Yesterday I received your letter with your cordial good wishes for a happy New Year. It is a long time since I have received a few lines from you and it did me good to see your handwritting once more, and to receive your greeting.
Your order with its kind remembrance is also here, and I have divided it into portions for the usual number. They are more scattered than they have been before



but each will receive your New Years gift. Joanna and her hand of girls, my own girls who are so far away, Anna and her little folks, sister Annie, and myself. Some of it has already started on its journey with your greetings, and the other will reach its destination in good time. Your kind thought of us all, making still another bright spot at the beginning of this New Year.
I am sorry that you are having trouble with bronchitis, and hope that you are well again. I think it must be trying for your health to keep on


writing, writing, so steadily, and thinking out those beautiful wood pictures that so charm your readers, but then you have such love for your subject, and your mind is so full of the wonderful beauty that your eyes have seen, perhaps they come more easily than I think.
I have been reading the sketch of your life in the magazine you sent to Annie, I think it is beautifully gotten up, bringing in so much that I have not seen in print before and also many of the most choice quotations from your pen and words.


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1898 Jan 11


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0037

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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