Joanna [Muir Brown]


John Muir


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(2)hold out under all his burdens. You see he has never entirely recovered from the sickness of a year and a half ago, caused by ptomains poisoning.He has asked me to reply to all his letters of sympathy, so he will not likely write you himself, but pray do send him a few words occasionally or a magazine with some article of your own, anything to let him see you are remembering him.Your later letter to me mentioning my going to Kearney came a day or[1] Sept 16 10Dear brother JohnYour letters to brother Danl. and myself were duly rec'd and the loving sympathy you expressed, I am sure, did him good, for he seemed a little less depressed all the day after reading them.If his case were an ordinary one it would not be quite so bad, but there is so much that is painful in the past which still casts it shadow over the present, that some times I wonder if he can04877[in margin: Mary is still with us and sends love to you all -]


Lincoln, Nebr.

Date Original

1910 Sep 16


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 16.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0860

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