Walter Brown


Walter Brown


John Muir




24# June 1886

John Muir Esq Martinez Cal. Dear Brother:

Herewith I hand you a deed to execute, Please execute it before a Notary Public also have Loui sign deed before a Notary, I am not sure about Louis full name; Please look the deed thro and fill in the middle letter in her name if there is one and if I have not spelled the first name correctly please correct it. Send it back as soon as convenient. I expect to trade the three acres [stricken word] with another 3 acres, (and one the last I expect to get what we call 2000$ profit or with your 2000.$ a gross of 9,000)$. 8000. of which I get in an equity in a very good house worth actually about $13,000.$ [illegible]15,000.$ and a first class note (secured on the 3 acres) for 1500,$ so if this thing goes thro we will have quite a little capitol. The house is very fine and rents for 80$ for month, I will trade the house for a good vacant corner and build a rental block on it if possible which we can sell or keep as you say, Love to all, Truly, Walter Brown


Kansas City, Mo

Date Original

1886 Jun 24


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0666

Collection Identifier

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

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