John Muir


J[anet Moores]


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[6]goes on to say that it is just like me only the hair is not curley enough also that the little [illegible] & island sketeches are just lovely and that I must draw a [illegible] just like them for her. I think that you will surely like her. She remarked the other day that she was well worth saving now, having got a new gown or something that pleasure her. She is six years old. The and the pasture hills here about s are not very intersting at this time of year. In bloomtime now approaching the orchards look gay & dolly [illegible] and the home-[illegible] does the best it can with [illegible]& good in a fond & shelter may, but about as far from the forests & gardens, of God's wilderness, as bran-dolls are from children. I should like to show you my wild[7]lily & cassiope & hianthus gardens and home not made with hands, with thin daisy carpets & woods and [illegible] & other fine furnature and sin[illegible] not in cages but legs & ankles are immensely important on such visits; [illegible] unfortunately most girls are like flowers that have to stand and take what comes, or at lest ride on iron nails around & away from what is worth seeing, then they are still something like flowers. flowers in pots carried express. I advised you not to come last Friday because the weather was broekn, and the telephone was broken, and the roads were [mud?] but the weather will soon shine again, and then you & Mary can come with more comfort & safety. Remember we to Mary &


Martinez, California

Date Original

1887 Feb 23


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0790

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Page 4


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