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


John Muir


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home, for the hills had a new interest and told their stories in plainer language and with clearer voices. - You must certainly follow up your ice streams. I saw much that looked as if the Pacific had swallowed them up. but yet many things bothered me, things that would give you no trouble I'm sure, for you know I'm "only a baby" yet in this thing. What good long talks your dear Mrs Carr and I have had all about you, and she thinks as I and all your friends do. that you ought to come down this fall to the coast range - for a look around - if no more before you go farther in your studies What a sincere unselfish friend you have in her! It is lovely to see such a pure affection., so true, and yet so clear sighted, for - mind you - she sees your short comings too! Ah! she's a glorious woman! - Now about you'r coming downlet me tell you what we are going to do, and see if you cant time your movements to harmonize wit ours. About the 1st of October we shall go up to the ranch for a month, cant you manage to go with us? What long tramps we will have! and what good times "on fresh fields and pastures new". What do you say say yes, and I will arrange the trip so that it will be right, no mutton heads shall trouble us, be sure! - Apropos. I have seen our H H party only once. Mr Smith called and I like him so much. he is looking forward to the Tamalpais trip with you. - the bill from Bayley was about $65, - I think he must have become ashamed of the first estimate and reduced it to about what he thought we would stand. Even then he seemed in doubt about it and wanted to know if we thought it too much! Ah, Nature puts her sign manual on some people, only we dont take the trouble to read it. - The Cheneys - that is all but Rob' & Mr C. have gone east but Annie and two uncles are coming back next month. I think they will conclude to live here. Mr C. has been gaining in health ever since his return


Oakland [Calif.]

Date Original

1872 Aug 4


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0871

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