John Muir


[Jeanne C. Carr ]


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Letter #72[Letter copied from typewritten, bound set, as this letter is missing in mounted series of letters to Mrs. Carr][August 7, 1870][First portion of letter out from page]. . . . . whether my best home will be in Yosemite or with you or up in the high snow in a strong cabin where I will be wholly with my work beyond the possibilities of an interruption.…Tomorrow we set out for the Lyell Glacier in company with Le Conte and his boys. We will be with them four or five days when they will go on Monoward for Tahoe. I mean to set some stakes in a dozen glaciers and gather some arithmetic for clothing my thoughts.I hope you will not allow old H[utchings?] or his picture agent Houseworth to so gobble and bewool poor Agassis that I will not see him...Remember me always to the Doctor and the boys and to Mrs. Moore, and I am,Ever yours,John MuirI will return to the Valley in about a week, if I don't get over deep in a crevass.Later. Yours of Monday eve has just come. I am glad your boy is so soon to feel mother, home, and its blessings. I hope to meet Torrey, although I will push iceward as before, but may get back in time. I will enjoy Agassis, and Tyndall even more. I'm sorry for poor Stoddard, tell him [to] come.I'll see Mrs. H[utchings], perhaps this eve, and deliver your message.Farewell.[Date supplied from Muir’s letter of Aug. 20, (1870), referring to same trip]



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[1870 Aug 7]


Original letter dimensions: 33 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0317

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