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J. Howard Moore to Henry S Salt, March 25, 1911

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Image 1 of letter from   Howard J. Moore to   Henry S Salt
Citronelle, Alabama
3/25 - 1911

My Dear Mr. Salt.

I have not heard from you for a long time. And your silence has been [ ?] with a rather dark time of my life. I have missed your kind of healing lines as the gloomy days crawled by.
I am down here in this little Alabama town 33 miles from Mobile, getting on my feet again after a slight break-down from overwork. I haven't been in school since the Christmas holidays. I am much better, & hope to be back in the Lake Country & at work soon.
In the last 16 or 17 years I have written 5 books. They may never amount to much, but I have given an immense amount of work to their production. I have taught all the time. And my
Image 2 of letter from   Howard J. Moore to   Henry S Salt
literacy work has all been done mornings & evenings, Saturdays & Sundays, & holidays & vacations. And it has been too much for my not naturally strong body.
This is a new world to me. It is the first time I have ever been in the gulf country. If I should ever have the pleasure of seeing & talking with you I would tell you about it.
Mr. Darrow (Clarence) & his brother Everett & families are going to Europe this summer. They expect to be in England, and I hope they may have the pleasure of seeing you. They are both of them excellent men — Everett being the more intellectual of the two. But they are essentially conservative & rather inconsistent in their attitude toward things. It will do them good to run up against a person so eminently consistent as yourself.
I love & admire you always, Mr. Salt.

J. Howard Moore