Joanna [Muir Brown]


John Muir


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[2]2years yet in which to write all the books, which it is in your heart, to write - both for the joy of writing, and for the good it may do the world.I recd your Oct. letter with its kind expression, and I am truly thankful for my good brother.We had a series of lectures recently from a Scotchman of Aberdeen, Sir William Ramsey; who is said to be one of the greatest Archiologists of the present time. He was not a good speaker but the fire of knowledge and the love of it, were burning in his soul[3]and in some way found expression. He was endeavoring to prove from scientific research the trustworthiness of the New Testament principally the writings of Luke.I too am very sorry about Sarah being left alone in her little cottage. It seems too bad at her age, even though David is so near at hand, I suppose Anna Eastman thought her duty at present is to her growing children. It is rumored that Dan and his wife and little girl are going to leave Lincoln after all these years and seek a new home in Oregon. They have not told us of it yet but


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 1068

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