Janet D[ouglass] Moores


John Muir


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2[Letter of Janet Moores to John Muir, dated May 5th, 1880, continued]There are very few little Graydons now. Julia and Willie are ten and eight. But there are any number of little Ketchams whose acquaintance you can made, if you wish. Aunt Kate and the other aunts are in ordinary health, and mama would be pretty well except for the fact that cleaning house is not exhilarating.With regard to what Kate told you about Charley Gilbert, please take her nonsense for what it is worth. He is a friend and classmate. I admire and like him -- that is all. I wish I could have my revenge on Kate, but I dare not. And I wish also that there were more Prof. Jordans and Mr. Muirs in the world -- a vain wish.Goodbye, health and happiness to you both.Yours,Janet D. MooresMr. Davis sends word that you have treated us in a very shabby way, and Miss Eliza Hendricks says that she has picked out a good many nice wives for you. Alas, her efforts were of no avail! These flowers are from our yard. Mama sends love.894


[Indianapolis, Ind]

Date Original

1880 May 5


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 15 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0165

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Page 6


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