Mary Lynn [?] Moore


John Muir


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[3]my home is where malaria sometimes lurks and you say this flower is too p[illegible] for such spots - I trust the future. In the present I am fighting the devastation of our forests about us - as hard as one small woman can, and I quote you as my authority. Could you [2]take me back to my childhood when I sat enraptured at the feet of my uncle, Dr. Kirtland, and listened to his fairy tales of nature. I trust I have inherited some of his sympathies — enough, any way to enjoy your enjoyment. I am longing to see the [illegible] borealis for you have made me love it - but unfortunately


Poland, Ohio

Date Original

[ca. 1902] Nov 27


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0823

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Page 2


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