Joanna G. Muir


Joanna [Muir]


Mary [Muir]


[on envelope: Joanna 4/18/74

Miss Mary Muir, Madison, Wisconsin]

[circled: 11]

Racine, Wis. Apr 18, 1874.

Dear Mary,

Your poetical article arrived in due time and I doubt not would reach Oshkosh in season. I am most heart- ily thankful to you for your faithfulness after all my nervousness & poutiness, but we all knew a long time ago that you was a jewel of the first water. I did not write sooner because I wished to tell you when to expect

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me, and now you may look for me at Madison Friday of next week (and this is Saturday) which will be the 24th I believe. I did not ask you which depot I should come, but as I suppose west depot is the most convenient you may look for me there now dont fail to come as I should feel lonely enough. My eyes are still quite weak and Dan is sorry that I cannot stay all summer as he says it is necessary in order to cure me, but I must make the best of it

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as it is absolutely necess- ary, for me to be at home I have given up all thoughts of teaching and Annie is going to commence the school on the 27th I have been having a very nice little quiet visit here, Have been to the Green house and got some nice little plants to take home. I hope you have been able to get your business all straightened out by this time, and are feeling a [underlined: little] more at ease. I am antis- ipating a very pleasant

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visit with you, and hope I shall not groan all the time I am there as I did the last time. The folks here all send you abundance of love. And now may say darling goodbye for a little while.



Racine, Wisc.

Date Original

1874 Apr 18


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Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0059

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