Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir



Box 356 Portage May 9th 1882

Dear John

I have waited a long time for some response to my lst letter, if you have wrote to me since January – the letter must have been miscarried – as none has been received. I hop you and family are all enjoying good health. Are you devoting your time now to home affairs – I see by the N. papers that the “Corwin” has again sailed for the “Polar Regions” I feel glad to think you are not with her\ Perhaps you will be able

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before long to visit your friends in this part of the world You already know what pleasure a visit, would impart to us all David has not been well this spring, but is now much better – When Joanna went South in Winter father went with her, they seem to like the new home, they say that fruit is very abundant in that section of the country and it looks beautiful. Portage is now a very busy place, and her boundaries are much enlarged every season many fine large buildings are going up [deleted word] how different it seems to be since you were last here

I think the farmers must be happy this year, as their produce of every kind is of so much more value than it has been for many years past John Reid has sold the farm, he had in the district where Sarah lives – he is still engaged in the same business at “Crete” that he had while here but on a more extensive scale I shall be glad to have a letter from you ere long And with love to all I am

Affectionately Mother


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1882 May 7


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0826

Collection Identifier

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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