Joanna M[uir] Brown


John Muir


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[2]in the family doing anything greatly worth doing anything that will stand through the years to come. And so we would like to hold up your hands with a word of love and encouragement. Of course I do not mean that I am discontented with my place in life, for the dear little girlies put their arms around my neck and tell me every day that they love me, and Walter is very kind, kinder as the years go by, but then for all that our work seems very common by the side of yours. and some01348[3]times when I greatly long to be doing something more noble in life I believe I sort of rest myself with a though of you and your work, a sort of lazy feeling that you are doing for the whole family. How do you like that. Can you stand the pressure? Well, we are intending to go away again for a few months to avoid the summer heat of K.C. and I think likely we will go east as Walter's business seems to keep him there so much. He has already been three months (in Philadelphia) during which


Kansas City, Mo

Date Original

1889 Jun 23


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0103

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