John Muir


[Joseph] Le Conte


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[on letterhead: Pen Sentinel Hotel, A. C. BLACK, Proprietor.] Yo Semite Valley, April 20 1872Dear Le Conte, Yours of Jan 19th was duly re'cd I am glad to know that you hope to gather your thoughts concerning mountains into definite form & that you will certainly come here & glean facts in this magnificent region. Sometime last fall I sent you a letter made up of facts, hints, & guesses concerning mtn' structure wh you may not have rec'd. At least I have not had any answer to it. Therefore I will repeat a portion wh I hope may interest you [drawing]Cross Section of West Slope of Sierras through Merced basin with Slates reconstructed upon the [divided?] granite up to the present level of Summit Slates & those of foot of the ranges


Yosemite Valley

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1872 Apr 20


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