John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr


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00529 [4]about five feet in depth & as it was not frozen or compacted in any way we of course had a splendid season of wading I wish that you could have seen the edge of the snow cloud which hovered [illegible] so soothingly down to the ground [Pilot peak?] brows - discharging its heaven- begotten snows with such unmistakable gentleness & moving perhaps with conscious love from pine to pine as if bestowing separate & independent blessings upon each In a few hours we climbed under & into this glorious storm cloud. What a harvest of crystal flows. & what wind songs were gathered from the spring firs & the long fringy arms [1] [in margin: Give my kindest regards to all your homeful & to my friends I am always yours most cordially JM] #52 [Spring 1871]My dear friend Mrs Carr,"The Spirit" has again led me into the wilderness in opposition to all counter attractions & I am once more in the glory of Yo- Semite. Your very cordial invitation to your home reach- ed me as I was preparing to ascend, & when my whole being was possessed with visions of snowy forests of the pine & spruce, & of mountain spires beyond, pearly & half transparent, reaching into heavens blue not purer than themselves. In company with another young fellow whom I



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[1871 Mar]


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0387

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