Jullia M[errill] Moores


John Muir


Aug 22 00


1960 N. Pa. St.

My dear Mr Muir,

Your kind letter of the 24th of July came to me in due time and I thank you for it. It did me good and I have read it again and again. "That we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we are comforted of God." Thus you have done my dear friends. Yet I look around in vain for my dear sister. No one knew how much she was to me but myself - and I did not half know!

[in margin: Charles & Elizabeth are in England for vacation]



I am very much alone. Are these the still waters of which David speaks? I have not been well - for the summer has been hot - yet in many ways it has been very beautiful. There has been much rain - followed by great heat. The grass and trees of the city are green as in early spring, and we sit on our porches and enjoy them. Merrill has been at home - or in town rather - the most of the summer His duties at the office require him there all day & most evenings. He is a hard worker but can turn quickly to relaxation when he gets a chance.


Charles & his wife and dear little girl are away. The bay is with her grandmother at the seashore - her other "grannie" - who has the care of her, much to mine and Merrill's discomfort. She is a perfect marvel to Merrill and a constant source of delight to us all - Emily [illegible] - Janet's condition, during this heat - has not improved. She suffered a mild attack of Typhoid fever from wh. she recovered wonderfully, having the most perfect care. But she does not gain strength & has lst some ten pounds. But I must hope that when frost



comes she will be better. She talks of her friends with great affection, often speaking of you & your family. But she has a kind of shamefacedness about seeing former friends feeling keenly her condition. I scarcely know how to expressmyself with regard to your 'memorial.' It is so perfect an appreciation of our sister. I thank you warmly. With other papers, one from Prof. [J?] D. Butler it will be submitted to a Committee. Mina is very lonely & broken hearted. Remember me to Mrs Muir & the girls. Are they wildwood flowers - or hot house plants? I wish that I could see them.

With love

Aug. 22nd 1900 Julia M. Moores



Date Original

1900 Aug 22


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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