Joanna [Muir Brown]


[John Muir]


[4]A letter from Anna [illegible] told of improved health in your valley and I trust John Reids wife and little ones continue to improve. I also hope that Wanda is in good health after her kind care of the twins as well as her own little ones Please give my love to her and also to Helen when you write or see her. I am so glad she is getting on so well in the desert.When you write please tell me a little about your trip to Honolulu - You no doubt feel that you have lost a good friend in the death of Mr Harrisman With love to Maggie and all the others I am most affectionatelySister Joanna[1]Dear brother John:-It seems long since I had a letter from you and I think it is probably my own fault, and if so I will do my part and then hope for a letter. A letter, recently, from David spoke of a new book you have had published, and which I am anxious to see, for I remember your telling a beautiful dog story when we met the last time at mother's and I would like sin[illegible]sely to see it in book04373 [2]form; How can I get it and what would half a dozen copies cost me? for it would make an admirable little gift to the girls or to a friend - I suppose of course that the book is small -We are still here in the mountains enjoying the cool air the birds and squirrels and endeavoring to shake off a little malaria - [illegible]ce I think has improved quite substantially although she is obliged to practice great self control in her eating, but I suppose that is a good lesson and may serve her well in after life - The peo-[3]ple we are with have a girls school which is soon to open and they want [illegible]ce to remain and assist in the school - which I think she will do, and so at least pay her own board and expenses - This will give her a good chance to go on improvingBessie as you probably know is out in Nebraska with sister Mary - She is enjoying the visit and change very much and I think will be greatly benefitted as Dan prescribed for her during her stay in Lincoln - The only trouble is I fear our house will be nearly as quiet as yours this winter for neither Ethel or myself make much noise and Walter is very little at home -


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Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.

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