Joanna M[uir] Brown


John Muir


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[4]time he has been home once and then only for three days. He is still working away with all his might on the Trust Co. and R.R. and hopes to be able to get it all going this season. He has had many unexpected difficulties to encounter, principally the close money market, and has spent a small fortune on it, forty or fifty thousand dollars, so it is high time something were coming out of it. I am expecting him home now to take us out with him for I am tired of living along. He writes to us every day [however?] which helps the matter very materially. The children are very well, Ethel wonders why Wanda does not write to here. I enclose to you my photo, which is the first I have had taken since I was married and I hope you will like it.[in margin: Love to Loui and the sweet little girls and much love to my dear brother John. Joanna M. Brown](1)Kansas City MoJune 23, 1889My dear John:It seems long since we heard from you, and we do not have Annie to tell us how you all are. I do hope you are in your usual health and that your work prospers. Doubtless we are all doing the work best suited to us or for which we are best fitted for but to our human eyes you are the only one


Kansas City, Mo

Date Original

1889 Jun 23


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0101

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