Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir




Box 354 Portage Wis Augt 16th, 1882

Dear John

Your welcome letter of June was received in due time, and I expect you received mine about the same time also I am very glad to know that you are all well and that Wanda is growing and thriving so well, have you had her likeness taken yet. I would very much like to have a likeness of her, as well as one of her mother also I should think you are kept very busy indeed with so much fruit to care for besides family matters

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I hope you are appreciating the change to home life We have enjoyed very much reading your article on the “Bee Pastures” in the June and July numbers of the ‘Century, many here read them with pleasure Annie has been absent at a Lake side gathering at Madison for two weeks – about one thousand were present while she was gone I went to Sarah’s, she is still the kind considerate Sarah she ever was and more so This morning we had a visitor from Nebraska a friend of Margt. telling us of the welfare of all our friends in that [illegible] We are expecting a visit from Mary and her boy this month


her husband has been at Madison on business so we had two short visits with him – I am not surprised at your fretting about the news you had about father as you are entirely ignorant of his proceedings for many years, but our fretting is of no avail whatever he was still with Joanna two weeks ago – Annie joins me in sending best wishes and love to you, your wife and little daughter and will hope to hear from you soon

Affectionately Mother


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1882 Aug 16


Original letter dimensions: 20 .5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0892

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