Janet Douglass Moores


John Muir


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[4]you left us. We have all been reading the article you wrote for Scribner. Some of the school girls said that I must tell you how much they had enjoyed it. Ellie Graydon, Kate’s next younger sister intends to recite parts of it for our literary society. That is a pretty story of Mr. Lamon. I should think you would miss him. Don’t you sometimes get very lonesome and you like things better than people? Are’nt you ever coming back? I have wondered if I should recognize you. One day I went to our front door and there stood a gentleman. whom for a few seconds I imagined to be you. I scarcely dared more than imagine. then he spoke & I recog- nized him, Mr. Whiteford, a Scotchman who married a cousin of Mammas. I suppose it was the Scotch in him, that made me think of you. 00778 [1] Tuesday Afternoon. Mar. 5th. ’78. 232 North Ala.Dear Mr. Muir, It is nearly six years since you last wrote to a little Indiana girl. She neglected to answer for so long a time, that finally she was ashamed to write. Will you accept her apologies? Last summer I often thought of writing to you, sending you pressed buttercups and forgetmenots and telling you about our long tramps, but somehow I was afraid to begin


[Indianapolis, Ind.]

Date Original

1878 Mar 5


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0732

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