M.R. Moore [Mrs. J.P. Moore]


John Muir


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00606 [in margin: for remember that no one takes a warmer interest in you or your studies or sympathizes more fully in all your hopes and aspirations or believes more fully in you, or has a warmer cozier, place in her heart for you than your friend M R Moore Remember me kindly to Mr Hutchings.] Oakland Cala' August 4th /72My dear Mr Muir. At last I have an hour to myself and we will have a little chat. Ever since my return the house has been full of visitors, too busy and too full to think of writing , though I found letters waiting for me. - yet this is the first Ive written - Mr Moore has gone to church and taken Mc with him, and the quiet of the house is delicious I would love to be with you in that glorious country this beautiful morning, but yet I can enjoy it here & & do. - For two weeks after our return the fog was dreadful and how sorry I was that I did not stay longer, but now the weather is charming and I am more contented. We had a good tripHe dined here yesterday and I never saw him looking better. He talked of you and wished to be remembered in this letter. and said many kind things of you for he admires you. & by the way. so did Annie. but that I'll reserve to tease you with when I see you. "Any young man who dont improve his opportunities &c - you know the rest! - Mrs Carr is not at home just now. unless she returned last night a sister-in-law has been sick and she went down to see her some days ago. so the Prof' brought up a letter from you night before last for me to read. Thank many thanks for your kindly memories of me, and all my botherings, which were neither few nor far between. I fully appreciate your forbearance for I know I'm inclined to be lawless at times, and the glorious freedom of the mountains bewitched me, but keep my memory green - for a while any how. - Oh! dident I hear from Mrs C. all about Dr Grey, and what a good rich time you had? dident I think of you every day, for I knew when he went up, and dident I enjoy it all with you in fancy? [underlined: Of course I did] - Now, see here I've filled this sheet full and said very little of what I intended to say, for instance about the possibility of Mrs C going up to the beautiful valley this fall. she thinks it out of the question. & that you'd better come down. - and a dozen other things I wanted to say. Just room for Mrs Moores love but not for mine.


Oakland [Calif.]

Date Original

1872 Aug 4


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0869

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