Daniel H. Muir


Dan[iel H. Muir]


Mary [Muir]



read to Annie and give her my compliments My love to all Affectionately your Bro Dan

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Racine Feb 11th 1878

Dear Mary

We shall look for you next month according to promise and we do want you to come So you must try [underlined: awful hard] to come before_____ We are quite well Hattie having now four teeth is quite happy and judging from her actions is [underlined: the] one of the family What a mild winter we are having we have only had

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four days of sleighing we rather miss the sleighing however as this street is very merry when there is snow enough for good sleighing I have not time to write more than a note but hope you will come any way. Write soon and tell us when we may look for you Remember me kindly to all Yours with love Emma A Muir


Dear Sister Mary

We want you to come [ sure?] as we consider this our last opportunity of a visit as [ Milsville?] is a great way off I hope you are prospering in your business and collecting all you earn as no doubt you can since you have the ability make pictures which tickle their fancy Tickle the public and make it grin The more you tickle the more you ‘ll win But teach the public you’ll never grow rich But live like a beggar and die in a ditch. the last two lines you may


Racine, Wisc.

Date Original

1878 Feb 11


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0712

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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