Creator

Joanna M[uir] Brown

Recipient

[John Muir]

Transcription

Portage, Wis.,
March 2, 1895.

My dear brother John:

Several days have been allowed to pass since your letter with its important contents was received. But the truth is, I have scarcely felt equal to the expression of my feelings to you.
The experiences of the past few years have been so overwhelming that sometimes I feel too confused to understand my own feelings. But one thing I do know -- that no twenty-five dollars ever was more welcome. Surely the Father Himself must have inclined you to the kind act. Yet I cannot deny that there is a good deal of sadness mixed with my gratitude.
What is to be the end of all this -- I cannot tell. But I am determined to trust to the end, for if I were to give up my confidence that "all things will work together for good" and that all will end aright, I would give up all heart and cease to try to make the best of what I have.

Pray for me, my brother, and believe me,
Gratefully yours,
Joanna M[uir] Brown

I believe I will enclose one of Walter's letters, so you can see about how he feels.

Location

Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1895 Mar 2

Source

Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir08_0863-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 0863

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Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Pages

3 pages

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