Janet [Douglass Moores]


John Muir


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[2]you_ You must not look for a delicate, fairy creature. it pains me to undeceive you, but I think it is best _ I am not pretty_ I do not even feel as if I could be counted so in the score of "pretty is as pretty does"? for I feel decidedly cross. I should love to take a long walk with you & wear it off. There is noth- ing like it for improving one's temper_ Query?After much discussion01258[3]of what is best, Mary and I have at last decided to go south, to Los Angeles she to stay in [illegible]- neigh- borhood, probably, & I to be with her for three or four months _ to try the country and climate.I want Mamma to come out in May, but I cannot tell whether she will think it best.If the roads are good, & the telephone in order, May I come up Saturday


…Oakland, [Calif]

Date Original

1887 Mar 1


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0794

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Page 2


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