John Muir


John Muir


Sarah and David [Galloway]


Ind[ianapolis], June 7th, ‘67. Dear Sarah and David: I am coming home in a few weeks accompanied by a little friend of mine eleven years of age, his name is Merrill Moores, and he belongs to that family that cared for me when I was in the dark. We may stay with you a week or two to gather flowers and strength, for he is wearied with his school books and I with sickness. This little friend read for me almost every day. I am pleased with this mark of confidence from his mother in permitting him to go with me and also with the opportunity of repaying some part of the great debt of gratitude and kindness that I owe,-- and I feel sure that you will give him a cordial Scotch welcome for my sake. My heartiest love to the little ones. Tell them Uncle John is coming in two weeks or three. I hope you are all in good health. I am pretty well. My eye is much better than any of the doctors expected and I hope to find that you have difficulty in determining at first sight which is the injured one. Most cordially yours, John Muir


Ind[ianapolis, Ind]

Date Original

1867 Jun 7


Original letter dimensions: 28.0 x 22.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 1072

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