Julia Merrill Moores


[John Muir & Louie Strentzel Muir]


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01209Indianapolis March 20th 18872323 N. Ala. St.My dear friendsMy Janet has written me of the delightful visit. She has been having with you. in your own home_ seeing you & your dear children. talking with you and eating at your table. You may well believe if I could envy my dear child anything it would be this visit to you. But I would not wish my self in her place - only with that I could be there with her. see & talk with you both & know & love you all over again. How hungry we do get for our friends! Sometimes I feel a faintness - an emptiness for those I love who are far from me.[in margin: Miss [Eliza Henricks?] often asks after you very kindly]012592But Janet's seeing you and being in your home. makes me feel almost as if I were there, I am sure that some one whom I shall see before a great while - has seen you and will tell me much that I want to know about you and yours. And I am happy in it. I wish I were so that I could leave my boys. & come out for a few months - settle down near you & pick up the threads & weave all together once more. Thus had I some the last two or three summers with my dear friends at Peekskill. I have seen their faces, sat about their board, heard their talk & renewed the sweet friendship of early years - and now upon earth. I shall see his face


Indianapolis, [Ind]

Date Original

1887 Mar 20


Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0796

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