Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Daniel [H. Muir]


[4] this hot weather – she thinks Emma and baby has gone off visiting – We spend a good deal of our time working in the garden when the weather is cool, we think our health is better for it. we will be glad to to have a letter from you – May God bless you all and ever keep you in every step of your journey through life, and when you are done with time, may you have a heavenly inheritance that will never fade away – from your Mother with much affection ———— [1] 1874 Portage June 29thDear [David?] The ceaseless roll of days and weeks and months have again brought us the happiness of seeing another of your birthdays – My best wishes for your highest happiness does constantly attend you every day of my life – and I hope your happiest days are yet to come – I am cheered with the prospect of having a visit from you all ere long we will be happy to see you all. We have had two letters this month from your father he is well and is very

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[2]busy – painting and getting his house made larger – it seems a strange thing that he should live in Hamilton while we are living in Portage – Mary has not got home yet as she is engaged in painting and expects to be a good part of the vacation Anna is still teaching but often pays us a visit – After Joanna came home from Racine – her health and eyes seemed to improve slowly but gradually – but we have had some very hot weather, and she dont feel very well – and her eyes are nearly as bad as they were at first – this is a great trial to her [underlined: poor girl] [3] Sarah and her little Gracie has been in Portage for a week paying us all a visit – her family are all well. Margt. and her family are all well and so is David and his family About a month ago John sent home his Photograph to me and I have got it framed and hung up – John don’t like city life he says it don’t agree with him at all, he has had a slight fever but has recovered, two weeks ago he wrote that he had not yet decided where he would spend the summer Joanna sends you much love and hopes you will not work too hard during


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1874 Jun 29


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0109

Collection Identifier

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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