Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]



The boundaries of Portage are enlarged year by year so we now have quite a city and we think it is a very beautiful city The children of the Baptist Sunday School have a Pic Nick today, they have a sail on the River to a piece of land some miles from home, Anne of course is with them We are all in usual health and hope the time will come when we will meet again. I close with kindest regards to Emma and the children & yourself

Affectionately Mother


Portage Augt. 17th 1893

Dear Danl.

Your letter of July 10th was gladly received I would have written to you sooner, but thought I would wait until Sarah came home, she is now a grandma and has been many weeks in the country, as our home has been like a ship without a Rudder driven with the wind and tossed


Have you had any news of John lately. perhaps you know he has been in Scotland and has had the pleasure of visiting the Old Home at Dunbar now a Temperance Hotel he got permission to go upstairs to his bed room and to climb up to the roof where he and David used to walk in their night Dresses, I gave him a list of all our old friends and he has called on all of them that are left, He also went to the


Cemetery and found the resting places of my Dear Parents and Sisters & Brothers Then he went to Edinburgh and visited an old Scotchman, then to Leith and found a ship for Norway When at Leith he sent me the jubilee number of the Free Church of Scotland containing pictures of all the Ministers that were present at that time of the Disruption David is prospering in Cal. he likes the work and and is doing well


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1893 Aug 17


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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1291

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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