Janet Douglass [Moores]


John Muir


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[2]changes that we little folks had passed through. In the last six or eight months there have been other changes. Merrill is at home now. has been reading Blackstone this fall & will soon enter a law office. He is the same teasing, careless enthusitic fellow – I might add unselfish, for he is that, although a little spoiled. When at home, he can go to sleep a dozen times a day, sitting up or spread out on the floor, it makes no difference in what position he is. I shall not be surprised to see him sometime standing in the middle of the room sound a- sleep. But he can work hard enough to make up for his naps, he has been digging away at the law very perseveringly, instructing Mamma as he went along. Poor Mamma would perhaps be [3]reading an interesting magazine article when Merrill would break in with “Oh Mamma, you must hear this”. I believe you used to think him too find of newspapers, well, he has the same fault now, if fault it is. But I must tell you of the others. Katie Graydon graduated in June – Indeed she never looked so beautiful & never appeared so well as she did on that day. Everybody praised her & she deserved it. I know you like fresh rosy good girls and she is one. She is teaching here now, in the city a has her hands full. Charles & I still go to [illegible]gton. This is my last year and I am enjoying myself. We have been hearing lectures from Prof. Jordan on the glaciers – It is a very interesting sub-00821


[Indianapolis, Ind]

Date Original

1878 Nov 17


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0956

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