Walter Brown


Walter Brown


John Muir



Jany 7th 1886

John Muir Martinez Cal

Dear Brother

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

Date Original

1886 Jan 7


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0578

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