Sarah [Muir Galloway]
Pacific Grove, Calif.
Sept. 15 - 1908
Dear Brother John: -
It is a long time since I have heard from you, but I hear from Maggie that you are at home again after your summer outing, and are looking well, and that has made me glad. I see by a clipping that Cecilia sent me in a letter from Ashland, Oregon that you were one of the Harriman party while he was in Oregon. She said she saw by the newspaper there, that your special tram made a stop of two hours at Ashland, but she did not know of it until afterward. How fine it would have been if you could have had a little talk and seen each other if only for a short time. Cecilia has not been well and had to have a long vacation, after being with us here for some time she was making a little stay in Ashland before returning to Portland. We were glad to hear that Wanda is so well again, and that Helen is still enjoying the desert and keeping so well. I wrote to her a little while since but have had no answer yet. I suppose it will be very hot there now. [in margin: I am sending this clipping, but probably you have seen it. Celia sent it to me some time ago. Grace did not manage to visit us this summer. I hope she may next year.]
Carrie Owen and her son Arthur is at her Father's just now, she said that her husband and older boy had quite a little visit with Helen at a place about nine miles from Daggett, they had a stop while on the train and Helen rode over on her pony. You will have been with her for a while this summer.
I had a letter from Mrs Sanderson not long since she has always kind remembrances for you and the girls and for the others of the family. She still regrets not having met more of them while she was West some years ago. Her children are all married and she keeps house, having an old friend to stay with her. She was in Milwaukee at her daughter's home when she wrote to me last. I wrote to Mrs Lunam a day or two ago, I have not heard from her for a long time, but perhaps you will have had a letter. I heard last September. Those were fine Photo.'s that Mary sent us, Maggie said you had one too, and how well she looks, she says her boys are now located in Spokane, Wash. Joanna still keeps well, but Bernice has not been well for some time, they sent her to the Mountains in Virginia. I had a card from her yesterday, she said she was very much better and would be going home about the 1st of Oct. We here are all about as usual.
Affectionately yours, Sarah.
Pacific Grove, Calif.
1908 Sep 15
Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.
Galloway, Sarah Muir, "Letter from Sarah [Muir Galloway] to [John Muir], 1908 Sep 15." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5522.
Reel 17, Image 0879
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