Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir



David did not think to give me your message to Celia for some days after he returned, but as soon as I received it I sent it on to her, she has not yet written me what her decision is in the matter. but most likely you will have heard from her. I hope to hear that Helen keeps improving, she will be getting to be quite a house keeper now that Wanda has gone to housekeeping in the Adobe. It is good that she is so near to you.
I wish for you John a happy New Year with the comfort of the Lord abiding with you ever. Sarah


Pacific Grove, Calif.

Decr 28 - 1904

Dear brother John:-

I was very glad to receive your good Thanksgiving letter and to know that you all had enjoyed the day. We all ate our Thanksgiving dinner with David and Ette and went out to the beach in the afternoon. Yes we felt that we had much to be thankful for in many ways. I had a letter from Mary last month written from Denver where she and Willis were visiting their son and wife and having the pleasure of seeing their first



grandchild. She also mentioned a visit she made at Lincoln and Crete last Sept. that she enjoyed and found all of our people there well. In a letter from Joanna received last week she tells of great improvement in her health, her summer outing gave her just the start she needed and she still keeps gaining steadily, can take nice little walks and call on her friends. After living so long confined to the house, it is a great pleasure for her to be out again. When Mary was at Dan.'s he said that he was very anxious to see us all again, and wondered


if when Joanna was well enough to come as far as Lincoln they could get together and come to California and have a reunion. How all would enjoy it. Mary said it hardly seemed that it could ever be, but that we might take comfort in the hope that some time not too far in the future we might get together once more.
It made me sad to hear a few days ago of Maggie's serious illness again,, in both John's and Marys letters they thought her gaining a little, and had been able to sit up a little while. I hope that with these brighter days she will be feeling better.


Pacific Grove, Calif.

Date Original

1904 Dec 28


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0760

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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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