John Muir


Sister Mary [Hand]


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Martinez, California, January 3, 1883.Dear Sister Mary,I was very glad indeed to get your letter giving the particulars concerning poor Joanna & her vanished babe I have been very anxious about her & was greatly relieved by the news you send as to her recovery. The loss of her little darling first born & Sarahs terrible loss are the saddest of all our81family experiences. May the New Year bring us Heavens best blessings to brighten our widely scattered homes & turn our grief to joy. What about this new home that Mr Brown is said to be seeking somewhere in Arkansas. I am not able thus far to get any particulars & somehow even to me as a wanderer Arkansas seems somewhat out [landish?]


Martinez, Calif.

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1882 Jan 3


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Reel 04, Image 0776

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