Joanna [Muir] Brown


John Muir


Dear brother John:-It never rains, but it pours they say, so here is my third letter in a short space of time - This time to thank you most heartily for the charming little book, Stickeen, made doubly dear to me by its dedication to your sweet Helen- How she must have appreciated the book and the tribute to her - May God bless the dear child all the days of her life -Now about that letter I wrote you, proposing a04607 Muir reunion by Christmas time - I fear that cannot be now, even if it were convenient for you people in the Valley, for just as I was beginning to fear that we could not get there this coming winter I rec'd a letter from brother Dan saying it would hardly suit him to before next June - So if it pleases you we will [illegible] to hope that we way get together another year -I see by the papers that you have been introducing president Taft to the beauties of Yosemite - So this, no doubt, was one of the interruptions to which you referred in your letter of a few weeks ago -We have just been re reading your description of Hetch Hetchy Valley, and it is a delight - How I wish it might sometime be possible for us to see these wonderful places.I will not take any more of your time for the present but will hope some day to see your dear face again -Very affectionatelyJoanna M. BrownPort Norfolk VaOct. 15 1909


Port Norfolk, Va.

Date Original

1909 Oct 15


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0810

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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