Annie L. Muir


Annie [ L. Muir ]


John Muir



[letterhead] Portage, Wis., May 9 1882.

Dear Brother John,

As you see from my heading I am writing in the store where I spend most of my time of late. We have all become quite impatient to hear from you, as it is a long time since any of us have heard from any of you. I begin to think that we, who wish to see you and yours, will have to come to Cal. as there seems to be no prospect of seeing you in Wis. Now if we cannot see you, can you not give us the pleasure of seeing a representation of your family? Just take your wife and little daughter to town

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and have their pictures taken for us. You do not know how much pleasure it would give us all. Please do not delay. We are all about as usual, going on in the same tenor of our way. The weather has been very cold and the spring very [illegible]tory But today at last it is warm and we are happy in the f[illegible]. We hear that the “Corwin” has returned to the far North and are rejoiced that it, this time leaves you behind. Who do you intend spending the coming season:? At home with your wife and baby I hope. Hoping that you are all well and happy I close, expecting to hear from you all soon and to see your pictured faces

Your aff. Sister Annie


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1882 May 9


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0830

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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