J[ulia] M[errill] Moores


[John Muir]


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[3]But you will think this all a semi civilized home. So I for bear. I am glad to think of you in your beloved valley. When I think of you writing your book it brightens me – I know I can not under stand it as a whole. I shall do with it as I used to when a child – pick out the pretty places’. – Our friends at home are suffering from the heat. My Merrill boy’ is home from Yale. much [in margin: 950] grown & happy to be at rest for awhile. Janet is a darling child sweet & obedient loving to live. Your prince Charlie earned his own money by a year’s work – took himself to the Centennial – stayed a month & brought himself home. The children are a great comfort to me, all of them I know that you will be glad to know it. Miss Hendricks is not well – but none of our friends are who are in the city. Sister K. sends love & wants to see your book. With love J. M. Moores


Fort Mackinaw

Date Original

1876 Aug 19


Original letter dimensions: 13 x 39.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0455

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Page 4


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