Sallie J. Kennedy


John Muir


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[2]“Hash”, but a most substantial as well as bright composition. On Sunday the three gentlemen are to dine with us. Dr Gray and I went to Prof Hayden’s rooms this morning and enjoyed two hours very much. Seeing Dr Gray and talking with him carried me so vividly back to our Summer excursion so charming. M.’ Shasta in all its surpassing gran- deur – that loveliest of all the little streams we saw with its moss covered way – but I must not begin or I will not know where to end. I was so glad to know of your work and pleasure after you left Sacramento. What a glorious time you had! I have traced as far as possible your course – have imagined as far as my limited power would permit your joy in coming upon the [3]the grand Sequoia – your pleasure in Kings River Yosemite – then into the canon of Middle Fork &c &c. Could we ever have gone over the same taking our time! A bit of a scolding would have been a good thing for you - for doing such hard work with so little care for physical need. It is well storms do come. I have the most precious little bracket which holds my beautiful amabilis cone, some acorns, a number of smaller cones, among them the “baby cone” I got the day you said I was like something horrid in a barrel; Remember? and you never said you were sorry: Then around this I have the lovely autumn leaves, maples – you gathered on that day of all beautiful forest days. It is wonderful the happiness a glance 00769



Date Original

1878 Jan 24


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 24.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0682

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