Joanna M[uir] Brown
Jan 17. 1898.
Dear Brother John:
I received a letter from Sarah a day or two ago containing a P.O order for eight dollars which she said was a Christmas gift from you to myself and the children.
I thank you for your kind thought of us. May the coming year be a good one for you and yours.
We continue to like Glenside very much as we find it pleasant and healthful. We have had no severe weather Yet. most of the winter has seemed almost too mild - we are
in about the same latitude as in Kansas City, but there is no [malaria?] here
The children are growing as fast as possible, and doing well in their studies, they like school better here than in Portage and the teachers speak highly of them.
Sarah says you are still pegging away with your pens - I often wonder what you are writing on now, and if the book of which you spoke when last I saw you is ready for publication. We saw your letter on "Klondike etc. in the Philadelphia" Press last fall.
I am sorry to hear that you are troubled with your throat difficulty I guess you need to climb the mountains again. I have stayed in doors [until?] I take cold very easily. When spring comes I am going to try to get time to cultivate a few flowers and maybe I will cultivate a little more vigorous health at the same time.
With love to the many california relations.
I am so ever
Joanna M. Brown
1898 Jan 17
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Brown, Joanna Muir, "Letter from Joanna M[uir] Brown to John Muir, 1898 Jan 17." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2059.
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