[Jeanne C. Carr]
[B]beautiful truth concerning snow structure, & three concerning the forms of forest trees. These earthquakes have made me immensely rich I had long been aware of the life & gentle tenderness of the rocks & instead of walking upon them as unfeeling surfaces began to regard them as a transparent sky now they hove spoken with audible voice (&) pulsed with common motion - This very instant just as my pen reached (&) on the third line above, my cabin creaked with a sharp shock & the oil waved in my lamp We had several shocks last night. I would like to go somewhere on the west South American coast to study Earthquakes. I think I could invent some experimental 00531
[1871 Apr 3-8]
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x12.5 cm.
Reel 02, Image 0417
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