Ann Gilrye Muir


[Ann Gilrye Muir] Mother


John Muir



I would be much pleased to have your Family make us folks a visit I think

[in margin: 558]

we would all enjoy a visit very much and probably they would. I hope some one will write soon




Portage April 21st 1894

Dear John

I write to congratulate you on this your birthday wishing you and all your household much happiness.
I received your letter of April 3d telling us, you had finished your first book, and had five other books to write. I am afraid that such close and long application to writing will affect your health



We are all well as usual here. Our little Bernice has not been as well as usual for a few days but is now getting well we think. Joanna was quite anxious about her indeed we all were for some days.
The Photo you sent me of one of the [illegible] of Liverpool do you think he looks like it. I can remember both his Father and Mother and especially his Brother John


who died long ago, but none of them looked the least like that Photo.
You now have a very large contingent of Portage people settled quite near you I expect they all enjoy the change of climate
I hope Mary and all of her family are well, also David and his folks.
Sarah and Annie and Joanna all unite in kindest regards to you and all the friends in Cal


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original



Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

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Reel 08, Image 0209

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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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