Mary Lynn [?] Moore
know the pleasure your writings give to us of circumscribed limits, you would, I know, live in grubb it all the time.
Mary Lynn [Jade?] Moore
November twenty seventh
It has never been my habit to write to authors; in fact this is my first attempt but I have wondered if you would like to know the intense pleasure you have given me - and are giving me - for I am now reading your last book. Your descriptions
my home is where malaria sometimes lurks and you say this flower is too p[illegible] for such spots - I trust the future. In the present I am fighting the devastation of our forests about us - as hard as one small woman can, and I quote you as my authority. Could you
take me back to my childhood when I sat enraptured at the feet of my uncle, Dr. Kirtland, and listened to his fairy tales of nature. I trust I have inherited some of his sympathies — enough, any way to enjoy your enjoyment. I am longing to see the [illegible] borealis for you have made me love it - but unfortunately
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Moore, Mary Lynn, "Letter from Mary Lynn [?] Moore to John Muir, [ca. 1902] Nov 27." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4785.
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