Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


[in margin: 550]

Portage May 1st 1891

Dear John

Your birthday letter long delayed I hope will now reach you with all the blessings and comfort and love to you and your family that our Saviour is willing to grant The dreadful Grippe has been upon me for three weeks – but I am now able to sit up for three or four hours in the afternoon and hope to get well

Sarah took the grippe too but is now getting better she has a girl from the country taking care of her and to help Grace with the work Both David and [Ette?] have been very kind often staying with us until twelve at night I hope Margt & John & family are all well now I do not like to send you this tale of complaints but with hope to send you tidings before long of much happiness

[Annie?] Muir waits upon me and does all she can for my comfort although she is not very well herself I do send sincere love to all and will hope for a letter before long





Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1891 May 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0135

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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