Joanna [Muir Brown]


[John Muir]


[4]even though her eyes are dim with age-We have had an exceptionally comfortable winter but today the north wind is howling quite savagely as if it meant to remind us that winter is not over by any means-The girls unite in sending love to you and to all the others of the familyAffectionately yourSister JoannaJan 12 1914[1] Jan 12 14622 Hawthorn Ave.Ginter ParkRichmond VaMy dear Bro. John:-I write to thank you for your cordial New Years letter and for your generous New Years gift, Both were thoroughly appreciated as they went a long way toward making our holidays pleasant: I do not mean that we spent it in celebrating for we have laid it aside toward Bernice's wedding05675

2preparations.You will be surprised that the baby is to leave us first but the usual order of things is often reversed; It is too bad that it should be so in this case, but it seems that the older girls have not time to marry on account of their fathers failure in business, and so leaving everything on them I hope it may all be over-ruled for good in some way but it is hard to see how it can be -[3]Bernice is to marry a well-to do famer from one of the rich countries of Pennsylvania, they have been acquainted ever since they have been children in Philadelphia, He comes of a fine family, his father too is a wealthy farmer, His old grand mother is eighty seven years old and loves Bernice almost as if she were her own, She wrote her a Christmas letter, which was perfectly well written


Richmond, Va.

Date Original

1914 Jan 12


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0063

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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