John Muir


[Sarah Muir Galloway]


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Loaned by the Muir Estate - publication reserved. Written by John Muir in January, 1872, while residing in his pine cabin at the foot of the Yosemite Falls.#184 00208 Yosemite Valley January 11th 72We are pretty closely snowbound Having had but one mail in two months. I hope to get this over the snow tomorrow. Here is a plume of the great Libo- cedrus all golden with ripe stam- inate cones, Think of the tree on wh it grew, near 200 ft in height, 30 in diameter spiring up in the blue mountain air in gold & green, or waving & laving in storm. Give part of this spray to Mrs Galloway I hope that it will be living when it reaches you, & give


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1872 Jan 17


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0651

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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