Julia M[errill] Moores
John Muir & Louie Muir
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Indianapolis June 6th 1880 232 N. Ala. [illegible]
My Dear ‘John & Louie Muir’,
The little box enclosing the orange blossoms(?) and the cake came safely to hand a day or two since. We were all delighted to have this assurance that the rumors we had heard through Prof. Jordan – were true. No doubts after this! John Muir we knew. Louie Muir we shall have to learn. But if she is a part of John, the task will not be difficult. Yet we are human enough not to be entirely satisfied with faith – we want to be told how she looks – how & why she ran away with John’s heart – and
made herself a part of his life! One or both, of you must write and tell us the story. It has made me think of [Klopsteck’s me ta.-?] I want to know – indeed we all do whether Louie’ is a sprite — a [moodmymph?] — or a [illegible] — or whether she is real flesh and blood – and has taken this scientist in hand to tame. I take that back – for never was man of gentler blood than John Muir. Janet & Katy & Merrill – yea even Miss [Elya?] - & sisters Kate & Mina – are all on the [illegible] to hear your tale of love. I thank you for your sweet remembrance. I sent portions of the cake about to the
youngsters – and on it they have been dreaming & weaving visions of love – for which you two must be responsible! The blossoms were still fragrant and we imagined them as they were in their dewy fresh ness when shut within the little box — I so enjoyed them. Pardon this silly not – but write to me – my dear friends – and you will see that I can be in earnest. Tell me of your home. May God bless and keep you – and spare your years upon years to one another! Affectionately Julia M. Moores
1880 Jun 6
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
Moores, Julia Merrill, "Letter from Julia M[errill] Moores to John Muir & Louie Muir, 1880 Jun 6." (1880). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 555.
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