John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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#62 00597For the last week our valley has been a lake & my shanty is in flood But the walls about us are white this morning with snow wh has checked the free life of our torrents & the meadows will soon be walkable again. The snow fell last night & this morning The falls will sing loud & long this year the mountains are fat with thick snow that the sun will find hard to fry Your other letter telling of John & sheep came a few days ago You ought not to [illegible] gray yourself away among these ghaunt & morbid philanthropus, [Illegible] of [illegible] [illegible] house with unnearied kindness [illegible] [illegible] You most know her better When you come [illegible] [illegible] . The Doctor is killing himself with overwork, tell him to run awayA month here would be no loss to any of his works Ever yrs John Muir


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1872 May 31


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0831

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 2


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