Janet [D. Moores]


John Muir


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[2] [3]money for the journey. As soon as he is able to raise the necessary funds, I expect to hear of his departure. He will write you, doubtless, in a day or two. Do not expect too much of him in the way of scholarship. I think he has had little "schooling" & his rhetoric & spelling may not be of the first order. His brother on the contrary is a really intellectual fellow with literary & musical tastes - but Ed has I believe all that you will require - he is true & he means to succeed. I felt when I received your letter that a great good had come to me, that I was the one in luck, so pleasant is it to be able to put congenial work in a friend's way. Not that I did, but I was the means, the "middleman" so to speak. Now if only he pleases you & grows into the place, I shall be happier still. I read what you said of "little pills" to my doctor, who laughed, though she was a trifle indignant at your scorn of the great Homeopathic School of Medicine. Well she has done me good, as nothing & nobody has ever succeeded in doing before. Physically I am able to en


Roxbury, Mass.

Date Original

1890 Feb 14


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0355

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Page 2


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