Mary J. Arnold


John Muir


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5their rights were inviolate. All this aggressive cruelty is the initiative to graver crimes, and it is beyond me why parents, and teachers do not stamp it out. I do not presume upon a reply to this informal letter, Emerson said "You may trust the heart" and I have written from conviction. Please reply through some publication, where your convincing truths may do the greatest good to the greatest number, and where I shall have the pleasure of reading it. Your pen should never be idle, it has the touch of the Divine in it and the world needs it, as it needed the work of that other humane and loving teacher, Christ. Pardon my intrusion and believe me yours in sympathy, with all that is good, true, and beautiful.(Mrs.) Mary J. Arnold.Lakeport, Lake Co.Cal.02961


Lakeport, Calif.

Date Original

1902 Mar 9


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0255

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Page 5


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