Ann Gilrye Muir


[ Ann G.Muir ]


Dan [iel H. Muir]



Possibly you have heard of Marys second boy – she seemed to progress favorably for a week – Then she had a chill, and one of her breasts gathered and broke) ten days ago, and the discharge being great, she was very weak Annie went to Phillips two weeks ago to lend what assistance she could – I hope by this time she is much better – Curran scones are the order of today – With kindest regards to all and hoping to hear from you ere long –

Affectionately Mother


Portage June 29th 1883

Dear Danl.

I hope this will find you all enjoying good health - - Another year is gone – Three hundred and sixty five days have past – How silently – yet how quickly with all their cares and anxieties – and now we see another of your birthdays I trust that as you increase in years – you will also increase in true – happiness and comfort of all kinds – I expect you begin to feel settled in Lincoln now

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I do thank you for the view of your home, you so kindly sent me – Sarah told me that you had improved it, a good deal after this picture was taken – I have just spent a week with Sarah at her home, and have heard a good deal about Cal – and seen so many rare things that she has brought home with her – I expect Margt will also have brought some Sarah looked much better when she came home, but there was so much to be done that I think she looks about as usual


Dear Emma

Your kind welcome letter is before me and I am ashamed to think that I have been so long in writing to you. – I hope you are able to live very happily as you are surrounded with your little family – although they bring cares – they are precious treasures – Sarah told me as nearly as she could, how every one of them looked – With love I wished them many happy days – Probably they have all forgotten me, but possibly I may yet see them again


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1883 Jun 29


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 1078

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