[John Muir]


[Jeanne C. Carr]


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[apr 1872?]Letter draw unspeakable enjoyment from them. Are we not rich when our six foot column of substance sponges up heaven above and earth beneath into its pores. Aye we have chambers in us the right shape for earthquakes. Churches and the schools lisp limpingly painfully of mans capabilities, possibilities and fussy developing nostrums of duties, but if the human flocfk together with their Revs’ and double LD shepardswould go wild themselves they would discover without Euclid that the solid contents of a human sould is the whole world.Our streams are fast obtaining their highest power. Warm nights and days are making the high Mtn. snow into snow avalanches and snow falls. Violets blue, white and yellow abound. Butterflies through the meadows and mirror shallows reveal new heavens and new earths everywhere.Remember me to the Doctor and all the boys and to McChesney and the brotherhood.Cordially,J. Muir.



Date Original

[1871 Apr 3-8]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x12.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0421

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Page 4


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