Kate N. Daggett


John Muir


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[4] She told me too of the loss of your manuscript, I hope you can re-write without too much trouble. I have been hard at work all Winter studying – not Nature – but her sister Art. Have I hope been helping friends a little by a series of readings illustrated by the photographs of engravings collected abroad and the way we left home sent off the last pages of a translation of Charles Blanc’s Grammar of Painting & Engraving that I hope some dark night next Winter when you cant get out of your cabin you will like to run through. I wish my body had wings as my mind has for I should fly away to see the big trees & the waterfalls. We must get to the Valley once more before you go away to Switzerland. Give our love to dear Mrs. Hutchings. With pleasantest memories of you truly your friend Kate N. Daggett. [1] Hot Springs. Arkansas. 19th April. 1873.Dear Mr. Muir, I used to believe that where there’s a will there would be a way found, but I don’t get into the one that leads to Agassiz’ work on glaciers. Mrs. A- wrote me her husband had not a single copy of it else he would with pleasure send it to you. it has been out of print for a long time but I shall try on the other side of the sea to get it. And please never say that avoid trouble in connection with any little thing I can do for you, the occasion for that


Hot Springs, Arkansas

Date Original

1873 Apr 19


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 29.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 1127

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