Jany 7th 1886
John Muir Martinez Cal
Yours of Dec 28th came safely with its 2000$ Bill of exchange.
I have placed it in bank and am looking the field over for the best place to put it in, will write you as soon as I get the place selected.
I have asked David to get up ten thousand dollars from his banks and capitalists and we would divide the profits that would come to me. I told him to propose to them that they get their money back with 8% per annum and over half of the net profits. In this way he would not have any liability and would get a good profit.
J. and Ethel are well and happy. I am very glad of annies improvement, My best wishes for you all,
Very truly Walter Brown
PS I gave J. a 27$ desk and a pretty [illegible] bay for Christmas and to let her see that I appreciated her literary efforts. B.
Kansas City, Mo
1886 Jan 7
Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.
Brown, Walter, "Letter from Walter Brown to John Muir, 1886 Jan 7." (1886). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1658.
Reel 05, Image 0578
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