Joanna [Muir Brown]


John Muir


(2)hold out under all his burdens. You see he has never entirely recovered from the sickness of a year and a half ago, caused by ptomains poisoning.He has asked me to reply to all his letters of sympathy, so he will not likely write you himself, but pray do send him a few words occasionally or a magazine with some article of your own, anything to let him see you are remembering him.Your later letter to me mentioning my going to Kearney came a day or[1] Sept 16 10Dear brother JohnYour letters to brother Danl. and myself were duly rec'd and the loving sympathy you expressed, I am sure, did him good, for he seemed a little less depressed all the day after reading them.If his case were an ordinary one it would not be quite so bad, but there is so much that is painful in the past which still casts it shadow over the present, that some times I wonder if he can04877[in margin: Mary is still with us and sends love to you all -]

[3]ago but I will not think of leaving here now, for I cannot think who would care for little Mariel if we were not here, She is a very lovable child which makes the task pleasant, so that Bessie and Bernice with their natural love of children fall into the new work very easily - We need the doctors medical assistance and he needs us so the benefit is mutual - and as we do not allow ourselves to be any burden financially we shall probably remain with him for a considerable time.You very kindly offer me your share of the money again and I thank you very sincerely - It will go toward defraying Bernice's extra expenses.I am sending you some eucalyptus literature, as Doctor expressed a wish to know your opinion of it-With love to all- I amVery affectionatelySister Joanna302 North 27th St.Lincoln Neb.Sep. 16t 1910


Lincoln, Nebr.

Date Original

1910 Sep 16


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 16.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0860

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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