John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr


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[4]no friends that will not go to these fountains beyond or are uncastoffable. Calm thinkers like your Doctor who first fed me with science, & Leconte are the kind of souls fit for the form- ation of human clouds adapted to the mtn sky. Nevertheless I will rejoice beyond measure though you come as a comet tailed with a whole misty town. Ned is a brave fellow. God bless him unspeakably, & feed him with his own South- American self - - - I shall be most happy to know your Daggetts or anything that you call dear Goodnight, & love to all, J MI have not seen any of my Tribune letters thought I have written five or six. Send copy if you can --- [1] [Letterhead on paper:] Pen Sentinel Hotel A. C. BLACK, Proprietor. Yo Semite Valley, April 23d 1872. Dear Mrs Carr, Yours of Apr 9th & 15 containing Neds canoe & Col- onization adventures came tonight. I feel that you are coming & I will not hear any words of preparatory consolation for the un- supposeable case of your non appearance. Come by way of Clarks & spend a whole day or two in the Sequoias. Thence to Sentinel Dome, & glacier point. From thence swoop to our meadows & groves direct by a trail now in course of construction wh will be completed by the time the snow melts. This new trail will be00588


New Sentinel Hotel Yo Semite Valley

Date Original

1872 Apr 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0781

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