Margaret [Muir Reid]


John Muir


Portage May 23rd 1880

My very dear brother John

So you have at last taken unto yourself a wife. I wish you and your dear partner every possible happiness in life. May Gods blessing attend your every step and may we all at last meet an unbroken family at His right hand When are you coming to make that long looked for long longed for visit I think you might make your wedding trip right home here I am anxious to make the acquaintance of my new sister. I wrote you a letter shortly after you left Alaska but received no answer but excuse

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you I did not dream of such an important event as your marriage being so near at hand or even ever being at all. You certainly surprised us this time. but I must now close Give my love to my new sister. and except a large share for yourself from your sister Margt

Please write soon



Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1880 May 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0175

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