Joanna [Muir Brown]


John Muir


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[2]I often think about you and the others, sometimes in the old Past, sometimes in the Present and sometimes in the future; trying to imagine how it will be to meet with Father and Mother and all the dear ones in the better land, which is so nearSome of the brothers and sisters are calling for a Muir reunion, and doubtless it would be very good but I hardly know whether we can all get together or not.All reports of Helen's health are very favorable So that must be very cheering to you and how wonderfully she adapts herself to her environments - She certainly is a sweet[3]and most heroic girl; it is a pity that there are not more like her in the world -Our little girl - Bernice, is away too on account of her health, I think it is malaria, which shews itself in very serious indigestion, The only thing that agrees with her is a product of Hawaii called [Faroena?]; after doctoring here for several months without any improvement, we applied to Danl, and he prescribed this food, and is treating her; she seemed a little better before she went to the mountains, but the change seemed to aggravate the trouble, as it often does for a while, but we are hoping it is only


Port Norfolk, Va.

Date Original

1908 Jul 17


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0757

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Page 2


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