[John Muir]


Sarah [Muir Galloway]


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[3]I can learn about her symptoms only the greatest care & skill will restore her to perfect health & I fondly hope that Dans efforts on her behalf will prove successful I fancy your little flock are growing fast towards prime Yet how short seems the time when you occupied your family place on Hickory Hill Our lives go on & close like a day morning noon night, Yet how full of pure happiness these life days may be & how worthy of the God that plans them & suns them The book you speak of is not yet commenced but I must go into winter, quarters at once & go to work While in the field I can only 00720 [4]observe, take in but give nothing out. The first winter snow is just now falling on Yosemite rocks. The domes are whitened & ere long [deleted: will] avalanches will rush with loud boom & roar like new made waterfalls. Give my love to David & the children & Mr. Galloway & I will hope to yet see you all But now once more FarewellThe November number of Harpers Monthly contains Living Glaciers of Cala The illustrations are from my pencil sketches some of wh’ were made when my fingers were so benumbed with frost I could scarcly hold my pencil. This is the first paper on glaciers I have yet published


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1875 Nov 2


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0337

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 2


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