Julia M[erill] Moores


John Muir


1960 N. Pa. St., Indianapolis,
Oct. 11, 1897.

My dear Mr. Muir:I have had it in my heart to write to you ever sincethe return of Kate and mina from your beautiful land. I am glad ofwhat they could tell us of your lovely home- of yourself, of yourwife and daughters. Once a friend – a friend forever – and I thankGod that I have had many life-long friends.
In the September “Century” I found a wonderful story – of the“Adventure with a dog” on a glacier. I enjoyed every word of it – readit over and over – and then Nerrill read it – and then he read it aloudto the assembled family – much to the delight of all. We thank you forit. But I want to say-do not fail to have it published in book form.It is too good to be lost in a magazine.
I know that you love Janet and will wish to hear from thedear child. She seems to be slowly improving. I go next week to staya month near her – if it seems best. I will write and tell you moreparticularly when I return. Thank Mrs. Muir for her love and sympathy.God knows I need it all – and am grateful.
The summer did much good to my sisters. They were happyin all of their visits and have come back in love with California.Their visit to Katie[Graydon] did them good. Janer and Katie, howinseparable.

with love,
Julia M[errill] Moores




Date Original

1897 Oct 11


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 1092

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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