Mary Muir Hand


Mary [Muir Hand]


John Muir & Louie [Strentzel Muir]


Kearney, Neb.

April 30. /93.

John and Louie:

Dear brother and sister,

It is long since I wrote to you and I am ashamed of it. When I last wrote to sister Maggie, I thought to write to you before laying my pen and paper away, but weeks have fled since then, We should like much to see you, and were hoping that some or all of you would be in Chicago some time during the spring or summer – and that we might have the happiness of seeing you. I can hardly think of a greater pleasure than that of meeting you and your little daughters. Willis was in Lincoln last week and Dan tells him that John; accompanied by an artist will be


with him soon, This makes me wonder if you John, are the only one of your family that we may hope to see, or will others come later? You see I look for you in Kearney too, if you come to Nebraska, yet I hardly feel that I deserve another visit, I have been so naughty about writing. This morning when we looked out, behold! Every thing was covered with ice and snow, but it soon disappeared, was all gone before noon. March was a pleasant month with us, but April has been cold and windy, making a backward spring. We are all in usual health, are planning to be in Chicago and Portage in October. I write thinking this may reach you before you leave your home. Much love to you all. Affectionately Sister Mary



Kearney, Neb

Date Original

1893 Apr 30


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0950

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