Julia M[errill] Moores


John Muir


image preview


[4]or perhaps - the day after thanksgiving_ in order to be in time for the examinations_. I feel afraid that I ought not to let her go on an uncertainty. And yet the need is pressing _ and she is very anxious to do something for her own support. Merrill is practicing law but as yet is not making much money> Charles is still a clerk with Baker Hind & Hendricks & his salary tho' small is sure. They are good children. Men now to all the world but myself. The girls will go to Oakland where Annie Merrill is - an invalid - with her younger brother & near relatives. If you will be so kind as to write & tell me whether you know of any opening. or if you think the i [illegible] a wild one - I shall be much obliged to you. & will write again myself giving you particulars.[in margin: Remember me to your wife & child & believe us all affectionately your friends. With love Julia M. Moores] [1]Indianapolis Nov. 18th 86 232 N. Ala. St.My dear Friend,I do not know that this letter will reach you - for I am not sure that you are still living at Martinez. But I will write and try. It has been about five years since I have heard from you. Not I believe since you sailed away to the Northern Ocean. But I will not reproach you for I have no doubt that you have been busy and happy at home with wife and child. Just so has it been with me and mine. In spite of the


Indianapolis, [Ind]

Date Original

1886 Nov 15


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0716

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Page Number

Page 1


John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle