Abba G. Woolson


John Muir


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Yosemite Dec 6th 69Dear friend Mrs Carr I am feasting in the Lords Mountain house & what pen may write my blessings I am going to dwell here all winter magnificently "snowbound" just think of the grandeur of mountain winter in Yo-Semite would that you could enjoy it also I read your word of pencil upon the bridge below the Nevada & I thank you for it most devoutly No one nor all of the Lords blessings can enable me to exist without friends & I know that you are a friend indeed. There is no snow in the valley, the ground is covered with the brown & yellow leaves of the oak & maple & their crisping & rustling make one think of the groves of Madison. I have been wandering about



Date Original

1873 Mar 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 1093

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