Sarah [Muir Galloway]


[John Muir]



were well when last I heard from them. All seems to go on well under the new conditions.
David and Ette are in usual health and all goes on about usual with the rest of us. We hear from Kenneth and he is getting on all right. Mrs Foster has had a severe attack of Grippe but was recovering nicely when last we heard. I have not heard from Wanda or Helen lately but hope you all are well.




Pacific Grove, Calif.

Feb. 4th 1913

Dear brother John:-

I was wondering if you had heard from Maggie Lunam lately. I had a letter from her some days ago in which she says that her mother had been very little out of bed since the beginning of May. She was able to be up a little in the summer evenings, but is never up now, but has to be lifted out of bed to get it made. Maggie says she is very contented with



never mummur or a frown. There is a great comfort in that she does not suffer, but sleeps a great deal. She has entered her 90th year and must just be worn out.
I had a letter from Mary lately, she was telling of their pleasant Christmas time.
Helen was home for her vacation and though the boys could not come all were well.
Joanna seems to be nicely settled in Richmond. They were in usual health, and hoped Bernice would keep gaining. She seemed to think


there would not be so much malaria there as it was nearer the mountains.
Cecelia is enjoying her trip in the South. she was for some time at Fort Worth Texas, and when she wrote last was seeing what she could of New Orleans, she intends to visit with Grace when the cold weather is over, so she will see a number of other places before going there. She has been 11 years with that Company in Portland and was in much need of a rest. Dan's family


Pacific Grove, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Feb 4


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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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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