Annie L. Muir


Annie L. [Muir]


Maggie & Saharah [Muir]


Friday Eve. Dec. 29-

Dear Sisters, Maggie & Sarah:

I would have written to you before but expected each day to hear that you had started for home. I am glad however that you are staying long enough to get a benefit health word, as well as in other respects. I should judge from your letters that you are in a sort of Enchanted Land. I can scarcely conceive of so delightful a sport sublunar. And I long to be there also. Maybe I shall some day, who knows. — Our Christmas Day has come and gone, with a much smaller company than usual. We had a pleasant time however and some nice presents. Mother had a very nice hanging lamp, given her by Mary

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and I had Scribner & The Sunday Magazine renewed to me, I mention these as being the nicest, although. we each rec’d some other presents which were very nice. Mary writes that they had a Christmas there, and Musical, which were first class. She is very well, and entertained all the Hands on that day – Joanna is well also, and says little Ethel is remarkably vigerous and well —Mother and myself are as usual – perhaps more comfortable than other winters as we still go out to dinner so that Mother has very little work to trouble her. Father is still in Ark. and is well. Mother says I must not put in more than a half sheet so I am compeled to be brief. Give my love to Jno. Louie and Wanda. Don’t fail to bring home Photos when you come. You are escaping a cold winter upon which I congratulate you

Your Affect. Sister Annie G.


[place unknown]

Circa Date

[1882] Dec 29


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0984

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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