Joanna [Muir Brown]
(1)Kansas City Mo. Nov. 7. 1885.Dear John: -Yours of Oct 30 came last eve, and Annie’s a few days before, We were rejoiced to hear from you both for we were becoming uneasy and anxious fearing that all was not well. I am so glad that the journey proved so comfortable even though tedious from delay, and glad too that you feel better able to take hold of work again, I hope you may never become quite so weary again. We have read with delight your article on the Yellow Stone Park and feel sure it must be read with great interest by all who have seen for01205(2)themselves and by all who have not seen. I was pleased that the dear little twin flower was there and recd your notice for I love it. What a wonderful place it must be. [Father?] took the clipping to Van Horn of the K.C. Journal for the benefit of the people [here?] He said he knew you well and had visited Muir Glacier, he seemed much pleased. Many here will regret not having seen you, I am sure, but it was doubtless better for you to be let alone. I will take my time to the manuscripts and anticipate a treat – thank you for sending them.01205(3)Annie tells us that you found your family well. Tell Loui that we feel somewhat better acquainted with her now and hope to meet her ere very long and dear little Wanda how much we would all like to see her, Auntie writes that she is a very good little girl as well as pretty, tell her that this is Ethels birthday and she is sleeping [illegible] with a pretty new doll on her arm and a bright picture book on the bed beside her, she is very happy. We too are looking forward hopefully to the future when we shall see you again and again enjoy your company. I am truly thankful for the past visit, it has done me good. Yours with loveJoanna[in margin: I find I have nothing suitable with which to tie the lock of hair which I promised you, so will send it next time.]01205
Kansas City, Mo
1885 Nov 7
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