Octavine C. Briggs


John Muir


When they are sick and in poverty I go in and work to make them well. We are pretty quiet in our little home and pretty poor so everything that helps makes us glad - Thank you [illegible] so much!

Sincerely yours

Octavine C. Briggs

San Francisco.

452 1/2 Lehama St.

452 1/2 Lehama Street

July 4, 1900

My dear Mr Muir,

It made me glad when you sent that money by Mr Ke[stler?] for my nursing work - You see I live down here among the poor people and am quite alone with just a house-keeper. Our work isn't charity because we are just friends to the neighbors.



San Francisco

Date Original

1900 Jul 4


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0269

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