[Joanna Muir Brown]
We read your article on the Grand Canon [diacritic] of the Colorado in the Century, It seemed almost too wonderful and vast for me to comprehend, I will have to study it awhile to understand it. I scarcely see how you found words to describe anything so unusual. I would like to see some of the views for myself.
I hope you will send me anything from your pen which I have not seen, for we all enjoy them so much
Love to you and yours
Port Norfolk Va
Jan. 22, 1903
Dear brother John:
I was glad to be remembered by you in your postal order at New Years (for I suppose it was from you) but I would have been greatly pleased to have received a letter from you as it is a long time since I have heard directly. I hope you are as well as usual and busy with your writing.
I feel greatly saddened that our family circle of brothers and sisters has at last been broken Who will be the next?
Annie has been a power for good in her own way and there will be great mourning amidst the poor and friendless of Portage that she has been taken from them. Maybe she has done more than any of us considering her strength and means.
Ethel and Bessie were very glad to receive such nice letters fro your girls. It is hard to realize that our daughters are nearly grown up, even Bernice is almost as tall as I am, and what a blessed comfort they are; We were all greatly interested in Helen's description of scenes and experiences of the Sierra Club I think we will live to see her writing[s?] in print.
Port Norfolk, Va.
1903 Jan 22
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.
Brown, Joanna Muir, "Letter from [Joanna Muir Brown] to [John Muir], 1903 Jan 22." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2499.
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