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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

From Yosemite Valley, February 20, 1872, Muir wrote to Charles Warren Stoddard, poet and writer, whom he had never met, saying: "I have been claiming you for a friend for a long time although a few miles of air has separated us." Muir then relates how their mutual friends have "mirrored" Stoddard to him, and issues an invitation to come to the mountains: "Stand upon our domes, & let the spirit winds blow through you & you will sing effortless as an Eolian harp." A biographical sketch on page [2] is by Charles Keeler.


The Letters of Western Authors


[4] pp.


Illus., 25.3 cm. Folded facsimile of letter attached to page [3].

[Letter to Charles Warren Stoddard.] No. 5 (May)



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