S.S. Forbes


John Muir


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[4]Mr Forbes has just started for Fayal to bring my daughter home - We are having the driest of springs here - & no mountain streams near to draw from as they have in California - there is much in Mr Emersons' writings to admire, yet in him I always feel the want of the genial sympathy with human every day life - if he wasthe edge of the sun - they looked about so high - but were about 10,000 miles high -When you look at the falls, greet them for me - [1] Milton Hill 29th April 1872My dear Mr Muir The box of specimens of wood has come safely through your fiend - they are what I wanted - thank you very much - the bulbs were injured before I got them, but the seeds are now beginning to come up - I have also one sequoiamusical perhaps he would have a touch of Robbie Burns, which united with his purity of thought would be fine - but each as his own individuality


Milton Hill, [Mass]

Date Original

1872 Apr 29


Original letter dimensions: 15 x 23.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0813

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