Janet [D. Moores]


John Muir


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[4]dure a good deal - for me - but my mind is still weak, it lacks grasp somehow. I cannot take hold of intellectual work. And what else is there for me? Why do I ask that when the duty immediately before me is to make myself invaluable or extremely agreeable to my Mother & brothers. But after all "the boys" have their sweethearts & where then does the sister come in - x x I suppose I shall work into my fate somehow. I should like to "work like a star" as you say. And who knows that I shall, when I come to my best self. You did promise me [illegible][illegible][illegible]. also Valentines Day [1] Feb. 14th, 1890.My Dear Mr. Muir - you are a good time friend sure enough. I felt it or I should not have written to ask what I did. But I felt it still more when I received your prompt & cordial reply. I write immediately to my cousin, young Coe (we are three or four miles apart, though both in Boston) and have waited to hear his decision before answering your letter. He is pleased with your offer and would go within a week if he had the 014015a book of E.R. Sill's. But I thought I should not remind you, as your head was full of other things. Now that you mention it, however, I will be bold & lay claim to them both. I must not write more this morning. Thank you again & with kindest regards to yourself & Mrs. Muir.I am affectionately yoursJanet[Moores]Hotel Dunbar,Roxbury,Mass.


Roxbury, Mass.

Date Original

1890 Feb 14


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0353

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