[Ralph Waldo] Emerson
been very deeply interested with them & am far from being done with them Excepting the woodnotes wh Mrs Carr read me & the Barly bumble bee' I have not seen any of your [poems?] before Since I cannot have yourself I want your photo- graph Ever Yours John Muir John Muir July 1871 In a few days I start for the high Sierra East of Yosemite & I would willingly walk all the way to your Concord if so I could have you for a com- panion - the Indians & hot plains would be nothing In particular I want to study a certain pine tree at different elevations, & the lavas of mous. The dear mother has told me one magnificent truth since you were here. Two years ago I crossed the basin of Yosemite creek a mile or two back of the top of the falls & observed what appeared as indications of a glacier, & again about a month ago I was upon Mt Hoffman & on my return to the valley crossed the Yosemite basin & received still more satisfactory hints of the former existence of a glacier 
 Jul 6
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