Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir



Lincoln Neb Oct / 89

My Dear brother John

I am here at Dan’s also John and Maggie, I received your letter with very kind offer, while at Crete, and Maggie and I were so taken by surprise and so rejoiced at the thought of its being possible to see you so soon that we did not exercise the forethought we should have done, in sending word to you at once, I did not know what David would think about it and so wrote to him next day, thinking there would be time to communicate with you after hearing from him, before my return ticket would be useless, I received a letter from him with full consent, so Anna started for home, leaving here last Thursday. When John Reid came here to Lincoln he enquired what the fare would be out to Cal. and found [deleted: that] the amount over whelming

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$450 or 500 – so much more, than Maggie or I had thought of, that it fairly staggered us, and we all sat down to consider whither we had better give it up entirely. but we thought of your letter, and thought that very likely you knew all that when you wrote, that the offer was like yourself in every respect and so accepted it, as we could not start without hearing from you we sent a telegram, last Thursday, and so far have not heard from you We would like to know, if we come, what route we had better take, at what station you could meet us, we will not be able to start with out the amount necessary for our tickets, and so will await your answer by telegram or otherwise at your earliest convenience. Now my dear brother if this goes no further I shall always remember your great kindness, With love to all, I am as every yours affectionately


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PS In telegraphing to you last week we thought you could send [deleted: an] [deleted: money] order by that means, and Dear Brother as sister S has told you all our minds in regard to this matter there remains little for me to say. as words cannot express my feelings, with much love to you and yours [Fam.?] your

affe Sister Maggie


Lincoln, Neb.

Circa Date

1882 Oct [ ]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0920

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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