[Joanna Muir Brown]


John Muir


[location and date bracketed on left] Kansas City, Mo. Apr 12. 1885:

Dear brother John:_

I have been putting off writing to you for some time hoping that writing might not be necessary but that instead we might see you "in the flesh" and renew our acquaintance with you. Annie's letter however seems to indicate that you are uncertain when you can leave your vine yardes and "worldly goods". We shall most


sincerely hope that you may soon find some [stricken word] trustworthy person with whom to leave the management of the work. For we do want to see you and your wife and little daughter.

Our little folks are well and growing, If you could see how full our little phaeton is when we go out to ride you would think we were quite a good sized family.

Minnie is a sweet tempered baby but does not look as if she would be naturally so strong as Ethel. I shall make it my first care



Kansas City, Mo.

Date Original

1885 Apr 12


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0228

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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