John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr


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[8]I have repaired the mill & dam & the stream is in no danger of drying up & is more dammed than ever Today has been cloudy & rainy. [Tissiack?] & Star King are grandly dipped in white cloud. I sent you my plants by ex'. I am sorry that my Yosemite specimens were not with the others. I left a few notes with Mrs Yelverton when I left the valley in the fall. I wish that you would ask her if you should see her where she left it as Mrs Hutchings does not know - ------ I shall be happy to join [Stoddard?] in any thing whatever Mrs H. had a letter from him lately part of wh[illegible] she read to me & now Mrs Carr you must see the upper Mtns & meadows back of Yo Sem'. You have seen nothing as yet, & I will guide you a whole summer if you wish. I am very [in margin: happy here & cannot break for the andes just yet] [5][in margin: Mrs [illegible] tells me today that she has recd a very kind letter from you [which?] she will answer Sends [thus?] her kindest regards If she can find a chance she will send bulbs of Lily by [illegible] I have been nearly [illegible] since I crosser the snow]of the Lombert pine. We could not see far before us in the storm which lasted untill sometime in the night but as I was familiar with the general map of the mountain we had no difficulty in finding our way Cranes Flat Cabin was buried & we had to grope about for the door. After making a fire with some Cedar rails I went out to watch the coming on of the darkness which was most impressively sublime. Next morning was every way the purest creation I ever beheld, the little flat spot like in the massive spiring woods was in splendid vesture of universal white upon which the grand forest edge was minutely



Date Original

[1871 Mar]


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0391

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Page 3


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