Janet Douglass [Moores]
ject. How I should like to hear you talk about them. You could tell me so much. Prof. Jordan is not more than twenty-seven, but a re- markably intelligent man. He has written two books on Vertebrate animals. I think. He has read your articles & Aunt Kate & I have talked to him about you so that he wants to know when you are coming back to Indi- ana. Just think, if the face out west were as cheap in proportion as it is [ in?] New York at present, that is one dollar. You might have us all on your hands. How would you like that? If you don’t come back soon will surprise you some of these days. I’m afraid the Yo- semite wouldn’t be a good place to fatten mamma up, though,  November 17th. 1878. In our library.My Dear Mr. Muir, I am much ashamed & Mamma is ashamed of me, that after receiving your sweet kind letter & your picture, I have never acknow- ledged them. I was afraid to write soon for fear I might bother you & so the time flew by & I neglected to write, until now it is nearly winter. I have placed your photograph on the desk before me, so it’ll seem more like talking with you. Now that I am used to the picture, you seem to have changed little. Any- how your face looks as kind & pleasant as it used to – ten years ago. I told you in my last letter of the
1878 Nov 17
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