Joanna [Muir Brown]


John Muir


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[4]we have heard it from others He looks old and worn, even though he seems to have a good degree of vitality; but I hate to see him try a new place at his age even though I do think Lincoln has a most trying climate. It is much hotter in summer and much colder in winter than here in Virginia.The girls are working hard and long in the office, and Bernice and I are in about our usual health.We unite in love, and best wishes for holiday happiness.AffectionatelySister JoannaDec 15 1913[1]622 Hawthorne AveGinter ParkRichmond VirginiaMy Dear Bro. John:-Christmas Season again, with the many letters to be written! Whether stirred by the spirit of festivity or by the Spirit of worship, from having seen "the Star in the East" the whole world seems to awake from lethargy at this time, even though Nature is having her rest time.We selected this card for you because of the pine trees in its decoration; and all these New Year wishes I wish you from my heart.I trust you may have many05632


Richmond, Va.

Date Original

1913 Dec 15


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1066

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