[Joanna Muir Brown]


[John Muir]



I cannot remember but she put her whole trust in Christ, and scripture flowed from her lips all the time". - - - -
I fear poor Annie felt very lonely so far from all her kindred and it gives me a terrible heartache that some of us could not have been with her through all her sickness to soothe and comfort and minister to her. and I am sure we are all inexpressibly thankful that Dan, the one who could do the most, was not too late
I am glad of


Port Norfolk Va

Feb 1st 1903

Dear Brother John:-

Yours of Jan. 16th came safely and should have answered it a few days earlier, for, although you will, doubtless have had a letter from Dan or Mary, or both ere this/ with reference to dear Annie's death yet I want to tell you all I know of her last days - I told Maggie about the letter which I rec'd from Mrs Edwards a few days before, the message came, and which I forwarded


[in margin: Do not forget to return Marys letter]


to Mary, never dreaming that the end was so near as she, Mrs Edwards I mean, did not indicate that there was immediate danger - Then the Sunday after the funeral, which took place on Saturday; this same friend wrote to me again telling what she could of Annie's first sickness and of her last days, also sending me a little box of flowers and a paper with obituary notice, I feel very grateful to her for her kindness to Annie and also to myself, The most of her letter is so similar to that of Mary's, which I enclose


to you, that I have decided to send only quotations from her's, which are as follows - She says "Last Monday - the 12th- Annie asked me to write to you and ask you to pray for her, she said I know little Bernice is always praying for Auntie. I love my sisters and I wish Mary and Joanna were here, O! I wish they were here
I am glad Dan is coming he love me, and he will take me in his big strong arms and make me so comfortable', She said many more things which


Port Norfolk, Va.

Date Original

1903 Feb 1


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 28 cm.

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

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