Ann Gilrye Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


John Muir




Portage May 23d 1883

Dear John

I hope this will find you and your family enjoying the blessing of good health — I have not enjoyed the pleasure of hearing much about your part of the world as I have seen very little of Sarah as yet, but I expect to have a good visit with her bye & bye, and hear all about her visit to you I thought she looked much better when she came home, than when she left home I hope it may continue -

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Thanks for the beautiful Views of the Valley and surroundings you so kindly sent me. I like them very much – and they have been much admired by other – So you are a staid home body now – with a good many cares – and a great many comforts – Do you not some times wish for an opportunity to climb to some mountain top – where you have not yet been – David still continues to spend his life in that store with seldom a days vacation and not always quite well and his wifes health is not very good either – Carrie is teaching this year for the first time –

Annie is again engaged in the store – she likes that kind of work much better than teaching We are having a very cold backward spring which causes the farmers to complain not a little – but we have not been visited with any very severe storm such as have swept over many places arround us – It seems a long time – since I have had a letter from you – but will hope to hear from you soon With much love to you dear John, and to your wife and little Daughter

I am sincerely yours Mother


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1883 May 23


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 1062

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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