[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (31)
1960 N. Pa. St., [Indianapolis, Ind.]
Dear Mrs. M[oores]:
It is a most blessed comforting thing that all through the dark in which lovely Janet has been painfully groping her way these ten years the blessed child has never lost the power of loving, never lost sight of her friends. How glad I am that she has not forgotten me, and that my book gives her pleasure, perhaps even you don't quite know. It was hard to write, yet I would gladly have written it even for her sake alone.
You ask about my home. We are all well. The two girls are as good as they can be, both grown up, strong and happy. Wanda, whom Janet knows, is at the State University. Helen is my constant companion. I wish you knew them. I'm sure you would love them. Remember me [to] Charles and Merrill. Tell Janet every day that I love her, and pray she soon may come back into fullness of light. God sustain and comfort you, dear friend,
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Julia Moores, [1902 Jan ?]." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4596.
Reel 12, Image 0161
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