Ann Gilrye Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]


[1]Portage 22d Dec 1880Dear DanlI very gladly received your letter. I am pleased to know that you are all well — and I trust you have not had any cause to regret the change you have made. Perhaps every thing has not turned out exactly as you expected, but I trust all will yet be well with you I think you have had much colder weather than it usually is in Neb – but we have also had very cold weather but as yet very little snow – It must be quite a pleasure for both you[2]and Margt. to be able to visit each other occasionately – I hope her health will also be benefited by the change Your friends around here are all in their usual health David busy time still continues and Annie is still in the store Your father is happier than ever since he got back to Hamilton but writes that he is ashamed to think that he allowed himself to be persuaded to come to Wisconsin I feel sorry to think that we shall have such a very small gathering this year at Christmas – none of the Phillips folk are to be here – Mary – expects to make us a visit in the spring, so Sarah and her family and David and his family are all that will not

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[3]but all our absent ones are always remembered, and will be I trust Emma and the children like their home in Lincoln – tell [Hattie?] I liked her letter very much and hope she will write to me again and also Anita I would be glad to hear from you all very often – Anna talks of going again to Phillips as she prefers being there during the winter. With much love to you all and wishing you much happiness now and always –I m affectionately Mother[4]Dear Brother & Sister:Mother has left me just this page in which to express myself. I have just returned from the store where we have all been as busy as bees all day. Selling christmas goods principally. I suppose our hurry will cease with Christmas eve and then my stay in the store will be about ended. I hope you will all have a happy time in Crete on Christmas [illegible]. — I saw Geo [Mair?] last week, he was here on a visit from Racine and made inquiries about you said he would write you [soon?] We are laboring [illegible[ [illegible] disappointment as 11 feet of snow [was prophesied ?] for today and we [had but a?] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible][Anna ([illegible]


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1880 Dec 22


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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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