Emma Muir


Emma [Muir]


Mary [Muir]


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by this letter The Doctor is not at home this morning, and as he was not aware of the fact that I was going to write to you he has not left any orders, but perhaps this term: and have you concluded to spend next summer with us if so please write and we will have that little bed in that little room in our little house all ready for you at anytime [underlined: So come] we should be pleased to hear again [underlined: soon] from you I close With much love Emma


Racine Wis. Feb. 4th /74

My Dear Mary

Your letter was received some time ago and I would say I hasten to answer only that I fear you would call it a slow hasten. We were very glad to hear from you for it did seem so lonesome here after you left. I soon saw that precious garment of which you spoke so [eloquently?] in your letter but a few days after I chanced to observe another

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white garment of which you did not speak viz. a white apron. I did not find your blue [illegible] for some time after so I thought I had better not send them until I heard from you as there might be other articles you had forgotten, your tooth brush (I am sorry to say) I fear you will never posess again as the Doctor appropriated that for any other and different use. the others one well send perhaps to day and perhaps tomorrow I cannot say which as you are probably aware we do not always attend to such matters promptly


Anita has been walking for some time does not creep at all any more Last Saturday was our wedding day and we [underlined: did] invite Mr & Mrs [illegible] to take [illegible] with us in as much as Mrs. T – had not heard anything about it lately, and therefore had not thought of being that memorable day she had not sent us word to invite her so she was very happily (I suppose) surprised Do you remember that ink and those pens we had when you were here well we have them yet as you will observe by

[Page 3] [on stamped envelope: 2/4/74 fm Emma (Danl’s wife) Miss Mary Muir Madison Wis]


Dear Sirs

I hope you are having fine weather. times. Health. Spirits. Hopes. Buckwheat cakes. Honey. Memory, Lessons. Comb and Sleigh rides We do

D [H?] Muir M.D. [in square box:] 2

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P.S. A sight draft for the amount of that Brush will be honored inst[illegible]



Racine [Wisc.]

Date Original

1874 Feb 4


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

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