Joanna [Muir Brown]


[John Muir & Louie Strentzel Muir]


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We have this satisfaction however, that his health aside from his lameness is now excellent and his mind more composed than I have almost ever known it. And I think he has a kindlier feeling toward the whole world. More-over the end is not yet and I believe he will yet spend his last days with us. I told him that the room we had arranged for him would be his still and would always be kept for him till he should come back to it. Mother intends coming up in the spring if she can dispose of her property satisfactorily. I enclose a photo. of Walter and shall hope for one of yours, sister in return With much love, Joanna.Dear Brother and Sister: - Accept my thanks and –[illegible]. for the kindly words and wishes expressed in Joanna’s letter. We shall be most happy to see you at Phillips. [illegible] Brown.[4] 00954[1]Phillips Wis. Oct. 25, ’80.My dear Brother & Sister, Your very kind letters came safely, and made my heart truly glad, for it was churning to know that you, John, were back again in your own home, and no small pleasure to receive a letter from my sister [Loui?]; I trust it is the first of many and that the time is not far distant when we shall become personally acquainted. The glacier was refreshing and interested my


Phillips, Wis

Date Original

1880 Oct 25


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 26.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0333

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