Abba G. Woolson
the dark winding streets, for your drift dambering over [ wags?] which discouraged my awkward feet! The sidewalks of Boston would be my nature heather. I am worrying here, as ever, about the human race, - that collection of miserable beings which you so utterly ignore in your work. Just now, I am praching the divinity of the body, and striving to le[illegible] women to respect their natural selves sufficiently to wear garments that do not pinch and burden and crucify their suffering frames. In four weeks I shall have a book out on that theme; and I have devised such comfortable attic for myself that I think I could now skip over your slanting mountain trails like a bounding doe. I wonder what Mrs. Carr is doing now-a- days. Please tell her I count upon her to keep along all good causes in the far West; and remember me also to her husband. For your map and letters and information I desire to under a most hearty, although tardy; thanks. With kindest regards, Believe me. Very truly yr. friend. Abba G. Woolson. 00694  Concord. New Hampshire. Sept. 27. 1874.My dear Mr. Muir, It is a long while since I have written to you, and I fear you think me an ungrateful recipient of all your favors, since I have never done so much as thank you for them. But I have thought of you very often during the past year, and your name is a household word with us. You know I have been [illegible]ming enough to attempt a description of Yosemite in a public lecture; and, of course, I can never give it without vividly walking our golden days there spent under your guidance. But I am ashamed to be talking about what I know so little of, compared with yourself, and I have never liked to write you concerning this lecture. You would say, could you hear it, “Pshaw! what does [underlined: she] know about the Yosemite?”
Concord, New Hampshire
1874 Sep 27
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 25.5 cm.
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