John Muir


[Sarah Muir Galloway]


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[4]of course I am glad to hear from you in the solitude & I thank you for the daisy & the rose leaf & the old legend I will tell you all a- bout the Yosemite & many other places when I reach home-The surpassing glory of a place like this ex- plains the beauty of that is written in smaller charact- ers like that of your Moundhill Remember me to all my friends especially to your own good man & wee ones & I am yours in haste JM00500[1] Yosemite Valley March 24th 70Dear Sister, A great event has occurred in our remote snow bound valley "Indian Tom" has come from the open lower world with the mail bringing yours of Jan' 30 Davids of Feb 8th Dan's of Feb' & Mothers of Feb 26th etc I wrote you some weeks ago from this place Tom leaves the valley tomorrow I have four letters to write this evening & it is nearly nine o'clock so I will not try to write much but will just say a few things in haste, First of all let me say that though my lot in these years is to wander in foreign lands my heart is at home I still feel you all as the chief


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1870 Mar 24


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0225

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