Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr
[letterhead:] Pen Sentinel Hotel, A. C. BLACK, Proprietor. Yo Semite Valley, July 15th 1872.Dear Mrs Carr, You announcing Dr Gray is rec'd. I have great longing for Gray whom I feel to be a great progressive unlimited man like Darwin & [illegible] & Tyndall. I will be most glad to meet him. You are [unmeasuriable?] in your kindness to me & you hilm my fate more than all the world beside. I am approaching a kind of f[illegible]ting time in this mountain work & I want very much to see you. All say [underlined: write], but I don't know how or what, & besides I want to see North & South & the midland basins & the sea coast & all the lake basins & the canons. Also the Alps of every country & the continental glaciers of Greenland. before I write the book we have been speaking of & all this will require a dozen yrs or twenty, & money the question is what will I write now etc. I have learned the alphabet of ice & mtn structure here & I think I can read fast in other countries. I would let others write what I have read here but that they
New Sentinel Hotel Yo Semite Valley
1872 Jul 14
Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.
Reel 02, Image 0847
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