Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


[John Muir]



very soon and wishes to be kindly remembered to you Indeed we all unite in warmest wishes for your happiness, trusting our kind heavenly Father and friend will ever shadow and shelter you under his ever- -lasting wings of love and mercy — ever your very affectionate Mother.


[1] 1877 Portage Feb, 22d

Dear John

I am always happy to hear about your welfare whither directly or indirectly — our last news of you were from Margt. she had just arrived home from Racine when she received your [in margin: 514] letter her health is quite good at present, and Mrs [illegible]ot and John K. accompanied her to Racine, they found all well there – About three weeks ago your father arrived here he had been quite sick for some time, and thought he should be at home – he is quite yellow as he has the jaundice, he is much better

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since he came home, and rides out nearly every day being too weak to walk much Joanna’s health slowly but steadily improves, she does not require to wear her glasses unless the sun shines very bright All the rest of the family with their families are in there usual health -, which I look upon as a very great blessing to us all, I hope your close application to study has not injured your health any — the change to you is so very great from being constantly in the open air, I often – think of you, and hope you are happy, I hope the second pair of socks has found their way safely to you — Anna is still engaged


in teaching, but all the schools have this day as a holiday, here so Anna and Carrie. M, have gone off the visit Sarah at the farm — she is glad to have an oppertunity of riding out — Sarah has a very pleasant home, in Jan., [illegible] last I spent a week with her, very pleasantly indeed, and David’s Mother has exchanged this mortal state for immortality, what a great blessing to be ready for the great change — I trust when we are called away, we shall be found clothed with the garment of salvation and fitted for glory through the great sacrifice that has been made for our redemption — Your father says he intends to write to you —


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1877 Feb 22


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0511

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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