Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


[in margin: 524?]


Wisconsin Box 356 Portage Nov 14th 1881.

Dear John

I very gladly received your two letters written on your arrival in Cal= I am glad you found your wife and baby well and that you are feeling well and happy after your long and stormy voyage on the far northern ocean The newspaper clippings you wrote about in your last letter has not come to hand , but I hope they will some time as I am greatly interested in all your travels — I have sent some of the newspapers that Louie sent me to Scotland and I will send you a Glasgow one for a change -

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your father has been home for a short time, and has gone now to Phillips, I dont think he will go back again to Hamilton as he has sold the property he had there — Mr Brown intends going to Arkansas to make a home there, and your father is determined to go with him he using your fathers money \ your father is well, but very feeble, and lame, walking and leaning on two crutches as he ever was Oh what a severe trial has befallen dear Joanna – I expect you know her dear baby died very suddenly when she was two weeks and two days old, the shock to [her] was dreadful she has since been very sick —

but is now recovering I hope she will soon be well. David has good health at present, and has had a very prosperous business for a good while past — his family are all well, he is always much pleased to hear any thing about you and your journeys — Indeed all the family considered Louie very kind in sending papers to them in your absence containing accounts of your cruise in that distant part of the world I shall still cherish the hope that the good time will arrive when you will see your Wisconsin friends again – I hope god will ever bless you all, is the sincere wishes of your affectionate Mother


Portage, Wis.

Date Original

1881 Nov 14


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0726

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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