John Muir


[Jeanne C. Carr]


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[ca 15 oct 1872][Original letter in mounted set of letters to Mrs. Carr, #89].[Yosemite, Oct. 1872].I’m going to take your painter boys with me into one of my best sanctums on your recommendation for holiness.Emerson has sent me a profound little book styled "The Growth of the Mind "by Reed. Do you know it? It is full of fountain truth. I'm glad your boys are safely back. Perhaps Ned and I may try that Andes field together.I would write to Mrs. Moore, but will wait until she is better. Tell her the cascades and mountings of upper Hetch Hetch Hetch ! ! I hope I may see you a few days soon.I had a pretty letter from old Dr. Torrey, and from Gray I have heard three or four times.I am,Ever cordially yours,John Muir["Your painter boys" refer to Mr. Irwin and Mr. Keith, introduced by Mrs. Carr's letter of Oct. 2, (1872)].



Date Original

[ca 1872 Oct 15]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 11.5 cm.(irregular)(fragment)

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0975

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Page 2


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