[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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Yosemite Valley May 15th 1873 #68Dear Mrs Carr, The robins have eaten too much breakfast this morning & there is a grossness in their throats that will require a good deal of sunshine for its cure. The leaves of many of the plants are badly disarranged showing that they have had a poor nights sleep The reason of all this trouble is a snow storm that overloaded the flowers & benumbed the butterflies upon wh the birds have breakfasted too heartily The grand Upper Yo Sem’ fall is at this moment (7. AM coming with all its glorious array of fleecy comets out of a cloud that is laid along the top of the cliff & going into


Yosemite Valley

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1873 May 15


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 1131

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