Mrs. [James Davie] Butler
the valley we also were about to leave it for the higher summits where we now are & I hoped to get the Prof. to go with me for two or three weeks. I had plenty of leisure & this is one of the most interesting of all the fields of the higher Sierra where the Tuolumne & Merced & Joaquin are sweet[illegible] tinkling streams coming down in cascades & tiny falls from heaped up treasures of ever lasting snow. He also would have seen [illegible] lake Cathedral peak, Castle peak & Mount [illegible], & Lake Tonaya, but his days were all counted and measured. I am glad that I am not great - that no power lays cold measuring links upon my communion seasons. Your husband has only had a glimpse of the Valley & has not seen the mountains at all. He must come again & you must come with him. The coming of these little photography Anna & [illegible] gave me far more pleasure than is easily concerned of by those who see friends every day I recd Henrys letter & your note I am much indebted to you for the [kindness?] that it contains & I feel that the friendship of your family is one of my greatest blessings I have a great deal to say to Henry but cannot say it now. Your husband is in excellent health & is a real traveler. If either of these [statements were incorrect he would not hav?] undertaken or accomplished the top
Headwaters of the Tuolumne near Castlepeak
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