Walter Brown


Walter Brown


John Muir




Phila’ July 7th 91

My Dear Brother John:-

Yours of July 2nd has been received and I have sent it to Mr Cory who is my associate and will do all in his power but I fear to expect him to carry it longer for the mortgage belongs to his father and he has helped me much already. I would pawn my own happiness to pay this incumbrance and make this trade a profitable one to you were it possible but I am



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utterly unable to pay out a dollar for any purpose other than for a very modest living, I am hoping for power every day, it may come soon, when I will buy the property from you if you please and make our happiness sure again, I am very sorry for all of this, but I did what seemed to be for the best.

Very Truly Walter Brown


Phila[delphia, PA]

Date Original

1891 Jul 7


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0201

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