Bernice Brown


Bernice Brown


John Muir


[3]still improving.Aunt Margaret, I suppose you see quite often I would like to send her my love and to you too.With best wishes for your success I am sincerelyBernice Brown.[1]Rochelle, VirginiaOctober eleventh.My dear Uncle John:-It seemed impossible for me to keep from telling you what pleasure we got from the book you sent. it came here and when I saw where it was from, it was hard to refrain from opening and reading it, which I did, and then loaned it to the lady for whom I am teaching this year. She could not express her appreciation of it she said,04605 [2]and wanted to read it all over again, but I knew mother, who had gone home would be waiting for it, so I sent it on.You have taught us a great deal through the little story, and it is one I can not forget. If I could only have that gift of expressing my thoughts as you have done, how glad I would be!You may not have know that I am going to be there this winter, but on account of my serious trouble of indigestion I decided to stay in the mountains where I get along so much better, and fortunately I had the opportunity to teach some of the English and Mathematics in a girls school here which is surrounded by lovely people. It's rather lonesome tho some times.I wish so often to hear from Helen but I don not, I sincerely hope she is


Rochelle, Va.

Circa Date

[1909] Oct 11


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0802

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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