John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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most persons visiting the Sequoia grove spend only a few hours in it & depart without seeing a single tree, for the chiefest glory of these mount- ain kings are wholly invisible to hasty or careless observers, I hope you may be able to spend a good long time in worship amid the glorious columns of this mountain temple I fancy they are aware of your coming & are waiting I fondly hope that nothing will occur to prevent your coming I will endeavor to reach the valley a day or so before you - The night air of the mountains is very cold You will require plenty of warm blankets I am sorry that the Doctor has been so suddenly smothered up in business - if he & the priest were in the company according to the prophecy our joy would be full I am in a perfect tingle with the mem- ories of a year ago, & with anticipations glowing bright with all that I love Farewell, John Muir I received your letter containing the song of Nature by Emerson & derived a great deal of pleasure from it JM 00474


Hopeton [Calif.]

Date Original

[18]69 May 20


Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 19.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0099

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Page 2


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