Ann Gilrye Muir


[Ann Gilrye Muir]


Daniel [H. Muir]


[4]I should like them all to write to me, I expect Anita and Hattie are nice scholars – and I wish specially to be remembered to them in much love – and also to Sarah – David G – and Sarah and her Annie spent the most of yesterday with me – Annie is teaching this summer but her health and also her mothers are very poor indeed – Annie joins me in kindest wishes to you all and I trust you will all write to me soon –Very affectionately Mother[illegible] your father is well and happy as usual. [illegible][1]1881 [1881] Portage June 29thDear DanielYour two letters were received and highly prized And now I gladly congratulate you on this your birth day and wishing you much more happiness and peace than you have yet experienced – I am much pleased to know that you like Lincoln and that your health is better and that Emma and the children are all well – I trust the house you think of moving into will be found quite suitable I expect David wrote to you agreeably to you expectations -

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[2]John Reid has been with us for some time and tells us that Margt and the family all like Crete, we are glad you all like the change although we would be very glad to have had you all nearer to us Mary and her boy has been with us for the last two months, we have enjoyed her visit immensely – but she left us for Phillips yesterday morning – I think she is as well and happy as she ever was – and her boy grows very nicely I expect you know of John having gone on a voyage to the Arctic regions. The last letter I had from him was from Oonalaska harbor[3]in Alaska where the ship Thomas Corwin was taking on coal and additional supplies for a long cruise up through Behring Strait then northward along the Seberion coast – it is now thought that the Jeannette was lost off [deleted: Cape] Point Barrow – I see by the Papers that another Ship the “Alliance” has also gone in search of the Jeanette David is doing a much greater business than he usually does, but at present his health is quite poor, he must surely have a vacation some time this summer – Annie has been engaged in the store for several weeks – and likes the work very well – I expect Emma and the children begin to feel at


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1881 Jun 29


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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0628

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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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