Joanna M[uir] Brown


[John Muir]


am thankful.
Please write as soon as this reaches you. Give my love to Louie and Wanda and Helen. I hope the girls will write to us as soon as they have time, I am always glad to see their letters to our girls.

With much love

Joanna M. Brown

Port Norfolk Va.

Dear brother John:

Margaret wrote me, two weeks, or more ago, that Louie was very seriously ill, and how you and the girls had been called home from Arizona. Since then we have heard nothing, but as no news is usually interpreted to mean good news, we are

greatly hoping that the worst symptoms are past and that she is now recovering.
I do hope that you will write and relieve my mind, and tell us how you are yourself and how your sweet Helen is; how I hope and pray that she and your wife may soon be restored to their usual good health.

The weather here has been excessively hot the past week but there is usually a good breeze from the water to help us bear it. I am able to get out into the hammock where I lie most of the day, so that I get my full share of God's glorious fresh air, with bird music and beauty all about, and I


Port Norfolk, Va.

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Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 27.5 cm.

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Reel 15, Image 0877

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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