John Muir


[James] Cross


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Accession #their physical characters are closely similar I should enjoy a talk with you Letters are small contrivances of but little value in scientific discussions, though they answer well enough for the conveyance of friendly greetings. I send you an outline sketch of our Hoffman Camp, wh doubtless will touch a happy memory. May the mountain beauty wh you then absorbed remain pictured in you forever, & enrich the whole fabric of your life.[drawing overtop some writing] Blacks be here all lovely, there valley with whom ought, I would Farewell cordially yrs Muir valley California (Via Big Oak Flat)A trail is being made up Indian Canon & another up the face of the mountain to glacier point & a third one is in contemplation for Eagle point via the rigged & tangled canon wh Maxwell said would "puzzle the saints" & wh you called "The Valley"!! #7333 00210


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1871 Dec 4


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0605

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Page 3


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