Sarah [Muir Galloway]


Annie L. Muir


[in margin: My pen is awful bad] Mound Hill Jan. 11th 74

Sunday afternoon

My Dear Sister

On this quiet afternoon I sit down to ask you a question. Whither is it you or I that deserves a good lecture for short-coming in letter writing? please answer in your next and oblige. [But?] Mary I am sure you enjoyed your visit with Dan – and Emma. your introduction there I think was splendid. how long were you there? how are they getting along? and be sure to describe the [underlined: baby] [underlined: soon]. I should like very much to visit at Racine and there is no fun in traveling with such little folk’s, if there were no other hindrance. I expect that before this time Annie or Joanna has given you a full description of our Christmas visit to mother. We enjoyed it much, but Gracie


fm Sarah & Joanna

Miss Annie L Muir
[ Marcello?]

[in square box: 10]

took a bad cold the first day, as that I could not leave town for a few days, but she is pretty well now. the rest of us are all well. Anna is at home this winter I get pretty easily [lived?], and could not get along without her, but she is taking music lessons from Mr. Rogers and getting along finely. George and Celia are attending school the teacher this term is Elixa Rounds. I suppose you will not have heard that her sister Carrie was married on New Years day to Andrew Thompson (Scotch), also George M[illegible] to Susan Allen, the same day. Tell me how you spent Christmas, and what you saw of [underlined: Santa], he was very good to me, my bigest present, being a very nice Florence serving machine Have you heard from John lately & my last letter stated that he was about to start for Oakland, I have heard since, that is his address now. I fully expected to see you before you left Portage in summer and was much disappointed but I suppose there was no help for it, under the circumstances. You must excuse my being so long in writing and please accept this small remembrance of Christmas. tie it round your neck, and remember [while?] [illegible], though long in coming you have my [underlined: best] wishes for the coming year and many more May Heaven’s best blessings be yours. lovingly Sarah


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Date Original

1874 Jan 11


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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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