Julia M[errill] Moores


John Muir


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[in margin: Kate & [illegible] & Merrill & Charles with [love?] remembered][4]nor being very strong. She would prefer private scholars even though she might not make as much._ She writes cheerfully. and longs to see you and your wife. We had not known of more than one little girl _ but I am happy to hear of two. I know how sweet & bright they must be. I thank you for all you say as to writing to the teachers in Oak lawn & San Francisco It is very tired. _ But I do not want to be troublesome. only I feel so safe to know that you are so near. & would be ready if they were in distress to council them. Janet is a dear child - Sweet & loveable. Simple & cheerful. & no fool - You will love her as you did when she was a child. But I will [tire you all out?] & with much love to your wife & dear little girls_ I am affectionatelyJulia M. Moores01253 [1]Indianopolis Jan. 18th 1887My dear friend,I wish I could tell you how happy your kind letter made me. wh came to hand yesterday. A load was lifted from me at once. I thought if Mr. Muir is only in the State where she is - why, I shall not be anxious. How pleasant the confidence we have in our friends! And mine I will admit have begun to be disturbed. I wrote you in Nov. as you know - the very last of the month Janet & her cousin Mary Merrill, set off for Oakland. My brother's boys-whom you may remember-Charley, at least - had


Indianapolis, [Ind]

Date Original

1887 Jan 18


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0762

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