Anna Galloway Eastman


John Muir




Portage, Wis., Jan 26, 1894.

Dear uncle John:

Here comes Kenneth to thank you for his share of your Christmas odds and ends, a nice bath-tub. You should see him, sitting all alone, splashing the water with his little dimpled hands and flirting it over on to his Grandma's carpet.
The picture, which was taken before his was six months old, does not do him justice, but it is difficult getting a photograph of so young a child.
Many thanks for my present. It is very kind in you to think of us all and we so far away.

Down thru the [mid?] of it [found?] this beautiful river [shining?], spangling in the golden light; yellow [grasses?] along its banks & strip of brown meadow while the whole park was astir with wild life. some of which even the noisiest travelers must have seen had they been with me.



I could wish myself in Cal. this week. Just think of 23[degree symbol] below zero, and that is what it was yesterday morning. It is very much milder today.
We are all well as usual here in Portage, but Hiram and all his people have been having a very severe tussle with grippe. Kenneth and I came home for Christmas and remained because they were afraid we would take it too, but if it is mild enough we will go home tomorrow.
With love to the many relatives and a good share for yourself, I am affectionately yours,

Anna Galloway Eastman.


Portage, Wis

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

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