Sarah [Muir Galloway]


Emma [Muir]



with her little girl was also here last summer for two weeks, they all enjoy the change.
Cecelia is still in Portland and Grace was usually well at her last writing When Mary last wrote, her letter was dated from Denver, she and Willis were visiting. Wheeler and wife and having the pleasure of seeing their first grandchild. Joanna's health is better lately, she has been sick for some time.
I hope you and the girls are well. I shall be glad to hear from you. Affectionately



Pacific Grove, Calif.

Decr 21 - 1906

Dear Sister Emma:-

The year has almost gone again and it will soon be Christmas, and I want to bridge the distance and wish you and yours a glad and happy holiday season. May the New Year hold for you and the girls many blessings from our kind Heavenly Father with good health to enjoy them.
We are all pretty well here


Anna is always busy, the children are growing fast and getting on well at school. David has built his new house just a few steps from ours. They are much better in health since coming to the grove, and enjoy living here. Will, is running the Ranche while they are away. We had a very pleasant with David's two daughters the past summer, [Carrie?] had her youngest son with her and Anne had her two little girls. Then a short time since Wanda and her


husband came for two or three days. I had a letter from John lately. Helen is pretty well, but still gives him cause for anxiety she has never quite recovered her usual strength. Maggie has been feeling better then usual for a while, but took cold and had a touch of grippe which took away her strength again. I hope that by this time she is better again. She and John have moved into a new cottage of their own which she enjoys. May Coleman


Pacific Grove, Calif.

Date Original

1906 Dec 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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