Joanna [Muir Brown]
so much and you know his cata[illegible] has always been bad. All the others of the family are well and as busy as possible in one way or another. I am able to help a little now instead of being waited on
Give my best love to Maggie and to your daughters and believe me always
Your affectionate Sister
Port Norfolk Va
January 11th 07
[Jan 11, 1907]
Dear brother John:-
I was truly glad to see your handwriting once more as it has been long since we have had a letter from you. We have missed your occasional articles in some one of the magazines, during the past year also, so that I am rejoiced that we are promised another book in the coming year - May you live long to gladden our riper years - for we are
all hastening on toward old age and it takes things of real value to interest us.
We are all so glad to hear of Helens returning health and that although Wanda is married that she is still with you, and to remain near you even when she and her husband remove to a home of their own - This certainly is as it should be when the family is so small.
If only we could run in some times to see you all to cheer and be
cheered, it would add to our pleasure, would it not?
I am very sorry that poor Maggie has had grippe again she seems to have more than her share of ill health, but she has lived her life patiently and well.
I am certainly appreciating my improved health and am hoping for still better. I am still gaining since our return home, but Walter took a terrible cold just about that time and has been far from well ever since, he keeps at his work but I feel anxious about him, for he coughs
Port Norfolk, Va.
1907 Jan 11
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.
Brown, Joanna Muir, "Letter from Joanna [Muir Brown] to [John Muir], 1907 Jan 11." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3625.
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