Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
After our talk last eve. I think you are named, John, for our grandfather Muir- Sarah and I Eldest Daughters were naimed for our two grandmothers.
Fathers mother was an English woman. Sarah Hague. Yourself and David were named for our grandfathers. Then Dan has Fathers name & Annie mothers, Mary was named for Fathers Sister and Joanna for one of mothers Sisters, time about a name out of the twp familys seems to have been the rule.
I think it would be well
to question Sarah on the Subject. you could have an answer by tomorrow, if inhast"
[in margin: Maggie on names of our family]
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.
Reid, Margaret Muir, "Letter from Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid] to [John Muir], [ca. 1904?]." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2943.
Reel 14, Image 0792
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