John Muir


[Mary J.] Arnold


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Martinez, April 22, 1908.Dear Mrs Arnold;I sincerely sympathize with you in your loss of a brother & in you lonely vigils with your mother in the shadow of death - a sad sorrow-laden time however natural & however lighted by hope of blessed immortality in a world free from painTo live to so grand & noble an age your mother must have lived a happy life, rich in good deeds. Give her Goodcheer & good hope from me & believe me in warmest sympathy,faithfully yoursJohn MuirMy daughter in the Mohave desert is getting well, so is my other daughter in the hospital04153


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

[1908] Apr 22


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 17, Image 0447

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