[Sarah Muir Galloway]


John Muir


Portage, Wis

June 13./91

My dear Brother

I most heartily thank you for the good news you sent me by Mother. I am thankful to know that the Kansas land is at last safe and “all in the family” I hope, and trust, that all interested will in time feel the investment has been a good one, which but for your timely help might have been lost. I am so glad for John and Maggie too, it will be such a relief to them. May the Lord bless you for your great kindness. You will have heard by other letters how nicely Mother

has recovered from her illness she is not as strong as usual but is able to go down town again, and is out in the yard a good deal enjoying the flowers and the beautiful weather. As for myself, after all the kind and loving care I have received I gain strength very slowly after two months I only manage to go down stairs abut dinner time, or after, sit out of doors, or rest in the house as the case may be. I can read a little however and that is a comfort, the first week of my sickness I had heart failure and so am weak in that direction as well as in the old ways. I think I will gain faster now that I can be out of doors.



Portage, Wis

Date Original

1891 Jun 13


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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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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