Joanna [Muir Brown]


[John Muir]


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[2]I certainly am glad it has been saved, with all its wealth of flowers and plants, as well as fine trees, whoever has aided in securing it from invasion,In your last letter you said you were writing pretty constantly and had much more to write, but you did not say anything about what you were writing, when you publish anything new, I hope you will let me know as you well know how deeply interested I am in everything from your pen -Sarah, Maggie and yourself all send us favorable reports of Helen, and I trust she will continue to improve in health until she is able to take up[3]her abode in the old home again to be your Companion and little house keeper,Our little girl, Bernice came home from the mountains the first of Oct; and seemed greatly improved as she had recovered her usual weight and was able to eat about as well as any of us, although she could not eat any sweets or acids but as she got on well without these, we were much encouraged, But already she is falling into her old difficulties of bad spells with her stomach and it is plain that this place with its malaria is not the climate for her, I suppose


Port Norfolk, Va.

Date Original

1908 Oct 30


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0963

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