Annie L. Muir
Mission! Angels might envy you of such a mission!
Although I still cough some, my health is much better than in a longtime - for which I am very grateful.
Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year. I am yours with love,
Annie L. Muir
P.S. Your friend Dr. Meachum is still a very sick man - And I am told that John Cairns is very seriously sick too - His recovery is considered doubtful - is I am rightly informed -
Portage, Wis_ Jan. 19_1898
My Dear Brother John -
Many, many thanks to you for your New Years gift. And especially for the magazine. I have read and reread Miss Graydon's article with the greatest of pleasure. Was delighted and more than delighted with it - it is an inspiration!
I wish I might make Miss Graydon's acquaintance. Is she like Janet Moore? What do you know of Janets health now? I have heard nothing of her for a longtime. Would like to hear -
Could you give me Anna Merrill Foster's present address? She wrote to me months ago, and I carelessly lost the address [illegible] given me, and as she did not write again I have no address of hers and so cannot reply to her last letter.
I enjoyed, yesterday, a swift exhilirating sleigh ride out among the Caledonia bluffs. The day was sunny and bright - The temperature just a little below the freezing point - as we had previously had a rain which had gradually changed to ice, encasing each twig & limb & [then?], following this, on the night proceeding my ride, a heavy hoarfrost which add-
ed decoration, to the already jewelled trees & shrubs; the result was enchanting. I wish Helen & Wanda could have been with me to see it & to enjoy the ride too. They would think they were realizing some fairy dreams.
I am sorry to know that you have been suffering from some bronchial trouble Hope you are better now & will long enjoy strength & health, that you may yet write volumes which will uplift & inspire with the thought of God's goodness & love & presence in all things as shown in his "Wonderful Works"; which is your mission it seems. Oh Glorious
1898 Jan 19
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Muir, Annie L., "Letter from Annie L. Muir to [John Muir], 1898 Jan 19." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2061.
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