[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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a cloud that is drawn along the face of the wall about half way up. These clouds are shot through & through with sunshine forming with the snowy waters, & fresh washed walls, one of the most openly glorious scenes I ever beheld. A lady on Blacks piazza is quietly looking at it, sitting with arms folded in her chair. A gentleman is pointing at it with his cane. While another gentleman is speaking loudly & businessly about his “baggage” Eyes have they but they see not. Looking up the Valley the cloud effects are yet more lavishly glorious Tissiack is mantled with Silvery burning mists, her00661


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1873 May 15


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1133

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 2


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