Sarah M[uir] Galloway


[John Muir]



Portage, Wis.

March 18 /97

My dear Brother John

I was at Joanna's the other day and I find that she is more in need of help than ever before, as far as I can tell. Walter felt very much encouraged about being able to send her money enough to keep her comfortable and make it possible for her to pay something of [what?] she owes in the Store, but she says he finds times so very close that he finds it hard to send her the little he does and it comes so slow that



she is perplexed all the time. she has had what she has needed one way and another and her store debt is all in one store, but it is larger than ever before, she did not say how much, she has been expecting the money from Scotland every day when she could clear up everything and then start Cash, but it is so slow in coming she is discouraged. Indeed the whole situation is discouraging, unless business improves. She is so sensitive about receiving help but she gets into places where it is a necessity. They are are all well, the girls growing


large, And getting along well in their school work, happy in the thought of soon seeing their father.
Anna and the children are here for two or three days visit they are well, the children growing finely.
We have been having lots of snow lately, there is a good deal on the ground now, but it cannot be long before we are having the fine spring days again and I am looking forward to them with pleasure. I hope that you are all well, and with love, I am


Sarah M. Galloway




John I do not like to write, and to have to come to you about these things but afer what you have told me I could not do anything else considering the circumstances. If the money should come you will not need to take any notice of it



Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1897 Mar 18


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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