Janet [Moores]


John Muir


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3a comrade in fact, as well as my doctor. She lost her husband & her babies many years ago & counts her patients as her family now. She is a brave bright woman & very successful in her profession. I rent a room in a flat, am allowed the privelege of using the kitchen, where I prepare & eat my meals, unless I am so fortunate as to be invited out. My neighbors, from whom I rent my room, are cultivated people, who in days past had wealth & travel & all good things, but now are verging toward old age & toward poverty. They, Mr. & Mrs. Millard are charming people & I am fond of them. x x x I am very happy here & expect to stay some time, possible three months longer. x x x x I want to approach you on a matter of business - I hesitated for013984I know how busy you always are - but I know also how kind you have always been to me & mine. I have a cousin here, Edward Merrill Coe, (his mother a cousin of my mother's) He wants very much to go to California & I told him that I would write to you for advice & help if you could give it in the shape of work. He is twenty-one, has good health, good mind, & good principles. He was brought up on a New Hampshire farm - for three years taking almost entire charge of it, that is, he was a kind of overseer, his uncle who owned the farm, running a time in the village. Ed came to Boston & learned the printer's trade, but he does not 01398


Roxbury, Mass.

Date Original

1890 Jan 22


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 15.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0339

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