[John Muir]


Mrs.[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[3]spiced with dust of garnets & zircons & many a nameless gem, & when food was gathered for the forests & all their elected life; when every rock form was finished, every mon- ument raised, the willing messengers unwearied unwasted heard Gods well done from heaven calling them back to their homes in the sky - January 8th 72.Dear friend. We are gloriously snowbound. One storm has filled half of last month, & it is snowing again would that you could behold its beauty I half expect another glacial period, but I will not say anything about ice untill you become wiser but I send you a cascade jubilee wh you will relish more than anybody else, I have tried to put it in form for publication, & if you can rasp off the rougher angles & wedge in a few slippery words between bad splices perhaps it may be sufficiently civilized for Overland or Atlantic but I always felt a chill come over my fingers when a calm place in the storm allowed me to think of it. Also I have been sorry for one of our bears & I think you will sympathize with me. At least I confide my dead friends to your keeping & you may print what you like Heavens! If you only had been here in the flood



Date Original

[1871] Dec 11


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 39.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0611

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Page 3


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