Julia M[errill] Moores
rocks — mountains — streams — trees — glaciers — snow & ice. No cramping no laws — I would almost say — perfect health — & such strength as I can scarce imagine — Ah I am the one to be pitied! And I know well enough that I have your sympathy. I am not so trammeled & bound down that I do not know my loss—. At the same time — I find much comfort and joy — as you indeed suggest in my home & my children. You would not have as all wandering hither & thither — seeking after we know not what. There I guess that will do for a splurge — now for reasonable things. We were so glad — Janet & I to receive your delightful letters — we read them again & again — and listened to Katie — as she read hers. We enjoyed and realized Alaska — the old Russian Possessions — of wh. I used to study in Geography — What queer notions I used to have of those shores — lined with greasy whale fisher men. Cold & ice & a stupid people! — Well I am glad that I have lived to this enlightened age. Had it not been for our civilization you could not have got there & back again in a lifetime. Janet will write to you herself — she is a good deal exercised just now over an essay wh. she is preparing for the Woman’s Club — on “Women in Universities in Europe & America”. She has given the subject a good deal of thought & I think it will prove interesting. This is a progressive age — you know — and the girl-women are bound to be educated. Merrill too is hard at work preparingtime. I think you will like both him — and his companion our young friend, Mr Gilbert. Miss Hendricks sent me over a full notice of your lecture in San Francisco. It was very interesting. And now I am writing you a long letter. My health is better, and I guess I have said my say. Do write as often as you can. We are always glad to hear. We were delighted that you met and enjoyed Isaac [Mooser?] — in Portland. When are you coming home: I sometimes feel like writing to your mother. Give my love to her.Truly & affectionatelyJulia M. Moores00890
1880 Mar 10
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0063
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