Joanna [Muir Brown]


[John Muir]



as you see we are all very busy indeed.
Well I will try to write you again when I read the book, so will close now, Would give you a good kiss for it if it were possible,


Your sister Joanna

February fourth



Feb 4 1913

2426 Floyd Ave

Richmond Va

Dear Brother John:-

Your beautiful book, "Yosemite" came yesterday and I hasten to thank you for it. I thought first that I would wait to read it so I could express myself more inteligently, but I am so proud of it. I cannot wait to say how much I appreciate it. The artistic binding, and



and your own inscription to me, make it all the more valuable.
The winter is wearing away and we have had scarcely any cold weather, much less even than usual in Virginia but I understand California has had unusual cold and frost. I rec'd a leter from a dear friend in San Diego


this morning, telling how the frost had blighted vegetation there.
We are all continuing better in health than formerly, for which we are very grateful. Ethel and Bessie are in the same office, Ethel bookkeeping as usual and Bessie mistress of the stenography, and type writing. Bernice and myself take charge of the house


Richmond, Va.

Date Original

1913 Feb 4


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0115

Collection Identifier

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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