Ann Gilrye Muir


[Ann Gilrye. Muir]


John Muir



married and settled in London Perhaps you will not any more engage in those dangerous enterprises in the mountains as you have so much writing to do – and the oftener you deliver a lecture the work will become easier to you We have had an unsually fine open winter we have had no snow and no sleighing thus far some think that we may have snow enough yet — Mary and Annie and Joanna join me in sending our best wishes for your comfort and happiness — I trust that where ever you may be, you will ever be shadowed and sheltered under the wings of Love and Mercy very affectionately Your Mother



Portage Feb. 28th 1876

Dear John [in margin: 513]
I have just received you third very welcome and interesting letter. I am thankful that your health is so good at present especially as you have suffered so many hardships and fatigue on the mountains — I trust you will yet see the day that will start you for home once more – those newspaper slips are very interesting. I am much pleased with your success as a lecturer, indeed we are all interested in every thing connected with you. I thank you much for all your kind attentions to me — We have had rather a tedious time lately — Anna was taken with Pleurisy five —

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weeks ago, and then fever set in she is now getting better – she is able to sit up most of the day — Joannas health has improved a little since she came home she still uses her cane, and as one eye has improved a good deal, we hope the other will also. Mary is well and has been home all winter, and has been a great help to me through this trying time — but she intends going to Madison tomor- -row — David’s wife has been very sick indeed, for the last four months but I am glad to write that she has been improving for the last two weeks an is now able to sit up for half an hour — the rest of them are well – Sarah and David Gall paid us a visit yesterday


they are all well – Margt and her family are well as usual but John’s business takes him a great deal from home now Tonight he starts for the east and will be gone for a month at least – your father has wrote me two letters since he left home, he is well and still likes Hamilton — A few weeks ago we had a letter from Racine informing us of another little girl being added to their family – so our circle still enlarges – My sisters daugh- -ter Mrs Lunam sent me her Photograph from Dunbar last week she very kindly sent me some very interesting news about our friends both in Scotland and England and last week I had 3 large papers from a Cousin that has


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1876 Feb 28


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0395

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