Joanna [Muir Brown]


John Muir


[2]morning they were full of hope and courage and in the evening all was changed to sorrow and gloom, for mother and unborn babe passed away together - Poor Doctor looks ten years older today and [send?] the sympathy and kindness of all his family - He has become greatly softened by all the trouble of the past years as well as his present grief - He certainly has had hard experiences, harder than I[1] Aug 24, 1910Dear Brother John:-Your letter of June telling the particulars of Margarets death, was gratefully received as we were so anxious to know all we could of the last days of the precious sister who so earnestly and [illegible]bly lived out her years, and now so soon I must tell you of brother Davids great trouble which has come so suddenly upon him: His beautiful and sweet tempered wife died yesterday afternoon. In the 04859

[3]knew when I came to Lincoln-Well dear brother I believe you are now in Los Angeles and I do not know your address, but no doubt this will be forwarded to you.Mary came this afternoon to attend the funeral to be held on Friday and Anna Waterman will be here tomorrow,, Mary is very thin and grown more like Margaret and she says I am terrible then but grown like Sarah, so I suppose we are rather scrawny - As a family we certainly are growing old.Bernice has improved some what in health notwithstanding the hot summer - and I am hoping the cooler weather will be a help to us all. Mary sends much love as does your sister JoannaLincoln Neb- 302 North 27th StAug 24th '10 Lincoln Neb


Lincoln, Nebr.

Date Original

1910 Aug 24


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0762

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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