Joanna [Muir Brown]


[John Muir]


[4]her trips to the mountains, only Patch the trouble up for the time, but the real trouble can not be removed until she gets out of the way of malaria just as Dan says - When you wrote about Margaret improving from out door sleeping, I just thought that would be the thing for us, for we all have too much nerves, and not enough of God's good fresh air and sunshine, I guess we will all have to finish up by coming to California for a year or two any way -With love to yourself and all the folks, I am lovinglyYour sister JoannaAddress, Mrs L. W. Brown155 Douglas AvePort NorfolkVirginia[1]Oct. 30. 1908Dear brother John: -I have just been reading a long article in the Detroit Tribune, which a friend of mine living in that city has recently sent me, entitled "How a Chicago Alderman saved a redwood forest." Doubtless, you know what it is, as it goes on to discribe the John Muir Woods, how it came to be so named etc etc - Of course I soon recognized this forest with its stream and canon and wonderful redwood trees as the same described in the Outlook a year or more ago, which you had saved from the City of San Fran. for a water supply [&?] Park etc -04311 [2]I certainly am glad it has been saved, with all its wealth of flowers and plants, as well as fine trees, whoever has aided in securing it from invasion,In your last letter you said you were writing pretty constantly and had much more to write, but you did not say anything about what you were writing, when you publish anything new, I hope you will let me know as you well know how deeply interested I am in everything from your pen -Sarah, Maggie and yourself all send us favorable reports of Helen, and I trust she will continue to improve in health until she is able to take up[3]her abode in the old home again to be your Companion and little house keeper,Our little girl, Bernice came home from the mountains the first of Oct; and seemed greatly improved as she had recovered her usual weight and was able to eat about as well as any of us, although she could not eat any sweets or acids but as she got on well without these, we were much encouraged, But already she is falling into her old difficulties of bad spells with her stomach and it is plain that this place with its malaria is not the climate for her, I suppose [5]If you write so your letter would reach this place before the end of September address - Mrs L.W. BrownRochellMadison Co., Va -but if not, please address to the old place155 Douglas Ave -Port NorfolkVirginia04311


Port Norfolk, Va.

Date Original

1908 Oct 30


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0961

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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