Mary [Muir Hand]
again, and that you will all be fine from the Grippe this winter. I have made one or two pictures since my return home that I think you would like
With this letter we mail two photographs of the family Hope they will be safely received. Please hand one to David_ I will try to send Maggie one by and by_
With much love
Dec. 20. /96
Dear brother John:
Will you ever forgivve my not writing to you? I have started a letter more than once but being interrupted did not finish. If you had a letter every time my heart prompted me to write you would have many I have been very busy during the past
few months, almost too busy for any letter writing but pardon my not writing to you John.
My Wisconsin trip will ever be remembered as a blessing.
They write me that Anne is remarkably well. Has gained very rapidly of late. Sarah is much improved too.
We are all in normal health_ The children are happy in the anticipation of
Christmas merriment_ _ We send you all. Christmas greetings and wish you a happy "New Year"
I wish I was acquainted in your family, have often wished that, and wonder if I will ever have that happiness _ [Jennie?] informed me that Louie was very sick when she was in California. I hope she is well
Kearney , Neb
1896 Dec 20
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.
Hand, Mary Muir, "Letter from Mary [Muir Hand] to [John Muir], 1896 Dec 20." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 881.
Reel 09, Image 0548
Copyright status unknown
Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.
Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters