Joanna [Muir Brown]


[John Muir]


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(3)for the firm by which the girls are employed have closed down one of their mils (lumber mills) and after discharging one hundred and fifty of their men have reduced all salaries twenty five percent This you see means close times for us as Mr Brown too is having a hard fight and has not been able to help us at all since his failure in business We will get along in some fashion however if only the other lumber mill is not closed at the beginning of the year, in which case, of course, all employees would be laid off indefinitely.What a sinful and useless thing war is any way! I cannot understand the inhumanity of man to man-I trust you have made great progress on your Alaska book and we will be hoping soon to have the pleasure and profit of reading it. Please give my congratulations to Wanda on her wealth in the favor of four fine sons, and when you write to Helen please tell her how pleased her aunt Joanna is to know of her fine little family and good healthWith warmest love to yourself my dear brother I am affectionatelyJoanna


Richmond, Va.

Date Original

[ca. 1914]


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0859

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Page 2


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