Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir



Crete, Neb Dec 6th 1883

My Dear Bro. John

Your very kind letter was received. Sister Annie is in some respects better I think, her appetite is good, and as we have had beautiful sunshinny days (and warm too for this time of year) she has spent much of the time out of doors. She is cheerful most of the time. & stronger than when she came here. though she thinks not much if any better than she was before starting from home We expected Dan & his family here thanksgiving, but

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was disappointed Anne very much so. as she was very anxious to know if he thought her lungs really better. I hope poor girl, she will make rapid progress to wards perfect health & eventually find herself stronger than ever before. I hope you are all enjoying good health. we are all usually well, I am better than when I wrote before. I am getting old, my baby is nine years old today. Wiliam Reid has been here & bought a good farm about 25 miles from here & will move his family in the spring. he thinks D. M. G. will not be able to sell unless he lets down his price a little. With much love to Louie, little Wanda & yourself

I am as every your affectionate sister Maggie

[in margin: Remember me to the doctor & Mrs Strentzel. I hope they are very well M.R. also to Mr M[illegible]'s folks & Mr & Mrs Sweat. Anne [illegible] sends love]


Crete, Neb

Date Original

1883 Dec 6


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 1158

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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