Some New John Muir Letters.


Some New John Muir Letters.


John Muir


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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

In this article are twelve letters from John Muir to his brother Daniel and one to his mother. Hey are edited by Elizabeth I. Dixon, who has written an excellent introduction and supplied copious notes. The letters, while revealing John's deep affection for his youngest brother, are laced throughout with his roguish Scottish humor. They cover the period from April 17, 1869, to December 7, 1876-the period of Muir's youthful wanderings with no purpose other than reveling in nature's wonders to the time when he writes: ""I am able to do a great deal of very hard mountain exploration & someday will if I live to tell you how mountains & river canons & lake basins & meadows are made. My life work is now before me plain enough, & it is full of hard labor and abundant in all kinds of pure reward.""


Southern California Quarterly [Los Angeles], v. 46, no. 3


pp. 241-258

Some New John Muir Letters.



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