John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[1877] [underlined: S[illegible] Home] [underlined: July 23d] Dear Mrs Carr. I made only a short dash into the dear old Highlands above Yosemite, but all was so full of everything I love every day seemed a measureless period. I never enjoyed the Tuolumne [Cataruals?] so much, coming out of the sun lands, the gray salt deserts of Utah, these wild [ice waters?] sang themselves into my soul more enthusiastically than ever, & the forests breath was sweeter, & cassiope fairer than in all my first fresh contacts, But Im not going to tell it her, I only write now to say that next Saturday I will sail to Los Angeles & spend a few weeks in getting [in margin: #34] some general views of the adjacent regions, then work northward & begin a careful study of the Redwoods. I will at least have time this season for the lower portion of the belt, that is for all South of here. If you have any messages, your may have time to write me I sail at 10’ [underlined: AM]. Or if not you may direct to Los Angeles


San Francisco

Date Original

[1877] Jul 23


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0541

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