[Joanna Muir Brown]


[John Muir]



to do work very nicely, she used to be a slave and talks about “my misses in Tennessee” Jefferson is just twenty four miles southeast of Little Rock and sixteen mi. north of Pine Bluff. When we came here there was only one little white house, and a large open dancing and preaching hall and refreshment stand which the R.R. Co. had arranged for excursionists who come it is said on every train during the warm season, because of the beauty and healthfulness of the place, there are now six little houses on one St. two on another, a boarding house and store the Negro quarters and will besides many other houses just


[in margin: Father talked of writing to you and I think he intends to soon. Walter says that he and I shall visit you and yours and the beautiful Yosemite as soon as he can afford the time and money to do so. I think it would make me glad soul and body. We will pray that it may not be many years.]

Jefferson, Jefferson Co. Ark. March 24. 1882

Dear John: -

I have just been looking at your picture and wishing that you could take a ramble with me this morning all about our new home and have a long long long talk together instead of being obliged to take my pen again. I suppose I ought to have written before for we have been in Ark. two months now and you said you would be anxious to hear from us, but I never felt so little like writing. Since coming here we have had some of the most


Jefferson, Jefferson,Co., Ark.

Date Original

1882 Mar 24


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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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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