Abba G. Woolson


John Muir


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[2]will content me; nor reconcile me to leaving this earth at last, for another and an unknown world. I was pleased that Mt. Clark should remind you of me, though I fear the [illegible] I applied to it was first used by Byon in speaking of Mt. Soraete. How approporiate it is to the Italian peak. I know not; but it is certainly an exact description of Mt. Clark-, which is the only mt. with that shape I have ever seen. I remember well that glorious panorama of the Sierras from Glacier Point. - the grandest view of a mountain world I ever saw. All other points in our California journey fade a little in my mind, as time wears away, but the Yosemite seems to grow, rather, in splendor and distinctness every time I think about it, and that is every day, nearly. I hope to see [3]your account of the great storm, in the [Overbend?]. Here, what a different life I lead! I pass my days in attendance upon "Womans' Club" meetings, (you know I am one of the strong minded,") "Radical Club" discussions, Woman Suffrage Conventions, and exciting intellectual talks at the houses of friends; and if it were not for a broad glimpse of sky and of the tree-tops of Boston Common from my window, I should almost forget that there was any other world then that of gas-lighted parlors and halls. We at the "Hub" have to super[illegible] the crank of the [illegible], and of [course?] we all have our theories about how it should be turned. I am not writing just now, as my health, weakened by last summers' journeyings and by too much exciting life since, seemed to require me to rest. In two months, therefore, 00568



Date Original

1872 Feb 4


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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