Janet [Moores]


John Muir


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5like it, or his associates & he says there is no chance of promotion. He loves farming & thinks he could succeed at it. He comes from a good family & has sensible ideas about things. His aunt (with whom he lives in E. Boston) says that he gets along well with men. x x I remembered hearing you wish for someone to take the burden of the ranch off your shoulders. But in all probability you have a competent overseer by this time. Do you know of any one who wants such a person as my cousin? And if not - would it be advisable for him to go out with no certainty of work. Of course, he would expect to begin at the bottom if necessary - providing there was a chance for promotion.013986Hope that I have not trespassed too much on your time - but I am interested in the boy & should like to see a future for him. x x x Your dear little children are standing in a pretty frame on my mantel & are admired by every one who comes in. I am so glad to have them to look at & think about. With the hope that you & Mrs Muir & the children are well & that you can find time to write me before long.Your old friend,JanetHotel Dunbar,Roxbury, Mass.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 0341

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