John Muir


John Muir


[Mary J.] Arnold


Martinez, April 22, 1908.

Dear Mrs Arnold;

I sincerely sympathize with you in your loss of a brother & in you lonely vigils with your mother in the shadow of death - a sad sorrow-laden time however natural & however lighted by hope of blessed immortality in a world free from pain
To live to so grand & noble an age your mother must have lived a happy life, rich in good deeds. Give her Goodcheer & good hope from me & believe me in warmest sympathy,

faithfully yours

John Muir

My daughter in the Mohave desert is getting well, so is my other daughter in the hospital



Martinez [Calif.]


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0447

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