Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir



Joanna is having very discouraging news from Walter at this time he writes that nothing he has engaged in lately has prospered she wonders if you could help in any way I told her I did not wish to write to you but she said, do Mother the children must be [fed?] I will now close with love to all your family and Margt’s and Davids and will be always glad to hear from any of you

Affectionately Mother


Portage March 8th 1893

Dear John

We all enjoyed reading the newspaper about the Bass Rocks [as?] I have often passed it in both boats and ships, and every year the Solan Geese were brought to Dunbar for sale, but few people liked to use them we never did – The sad story of the immigrants from Wisconsin to California for gold brought to

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my rembrance the time when your pony Jack was sold for that very purpose I think What a great amount of snow we have had this winter and still have, but today we have a steady rain and the snow will not continue longer This is the first winter that I have seen the snow shoveled off the roofs of houses and so many have had it done here and so have we


We have been watching the Century Magazine for two Months to see something from your pen but have not been sucessful as yet Sarah has not been at home for some time she is making Anna a visit and Celia is house Keeper in her absence Will we have the pleasure of seeing you or any of your family this coming summer it would give us all much pleasure



Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1893 Mar 8


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0848

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