John Muir


Dan[iel Muir Jr.]


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[1870] (1869?) Tuolumne river - Two miles below La Grange, Sep 22thDear Doctor Dan Your notes of June 25 & Aug 28 have just reached me For the last four months I have been away from post offices at the summit of the great Sierra Nevada mountains among the stored up treasures of everlasting [snow?] As to your proper fraternal feeling in regard to a more frequent interchange of [illegible] thoughts I would state that I will always be glad to scribble you some sort of a pow wow in response to any of yours be they of a [illegible] handle, medical, theological or scientific character As to that 60 dollars you may keep it untill you emerge a burning & a shining light from Ann Arbor "wise men & bones" Her Doctor are a few feelings & facts from my experiences which may be of use to you in your Esculapism researches. I was very hungry in Georgia having eaten only about one meal [15?] or so hours. My mind was unclouded, memory clear, appetite good, the forest trees seemed to be running round in a circle [illegible] & all of the streams by the roadside seemed to be running up hill. - One time this summer in the mountains we got out of flour, & all we had to eat was mutton & molasses candy. A staff of life composed of this material is to say the least Doctor[in margin: Goodnight Dan the MD or DM. May you be very successful in counting rickety pulses & [illegible] old sores. Dr. Carr of Madison Wis. is now Prof in Cal State University. I saw Prof Butler last Aug in the Yo Semite Valley. [illegible] just read in letter from [illegible] telling that he has sailed for the [illegible] islands. I have enjoyed a month [illegible] among the glorious sublimities of God's mountains. May you live to enjoy the ["like?"] from your [illegible] bro John]


Tuolumne River--Two miles below La Grange

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[1869?] Sep 24


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