Ann Gilrye Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


John Muir


Portage Jany 5th 1883

Dear John & Louie

On New Years – morning we were surprised to see David come in with two boxes from Cal. so he unpacked our one – spreading the contents all over the table and reading the labels – We were much pleased to see so many specimens of plants , trees, and flowers, so many kinds that we had not seen before – We shared with David - and Katie is quite pleased with them – and will try to coax some of them to grow – it was quite an undertaking – to prepare and pack up, such numbers – for us – “Many thanks” -

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David Galloway was in town yesterday and seems now satisfied that Sarah should remain with you until Spring – I hope that both Margt & Sarah will get home with renewed strength as they have spent so many weary years as you see them – We are having rather a severe winter – plenty snow and good sleighing – but Oh! how very frosty, - I received your letter yesterday and am glad to know that you and Wanda and Louie are enjoying good health I close with love to all

Lovingly Mother



Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1883 Jan 5


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 1006

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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