Joanna [Muir]


John Muir


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[2]solemnly in the gale and “every needle thrilling and ringing and sheding off keen lances of light like a diamond” The Douglass spruce with long sprays drawn out in level tresses and needles massed in a gray shim- erring glow.” etc. etc. This article and the Humming Bird of Cal. I love more than all the others. since my sickness in which I have had so much distress in my head and eyes, my brain refuses everything which requires special thought or study, consequently some of [3]your more scientific articles are entirely beyond me, though I should love dearly to understand them, for I feel deeply my ignorance of Gods book of Nature as well as of His written word and I long to know much more of both. And I trust the time of study is yet coming for me; My health still improves, In some respects I think I feel better than [deleted: when] before my last summers back setting though I cannot walk as much as before.


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1879 Jan 17


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 29 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0976

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Page 2


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