John Muir


[Ezra and Jeanne] Carr


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00675nor see you, yet you shared all of my highest pleasures as sauntered through the piney woods pausing countless times to absorb the blue glimpse of the lake all so heavenly clean – so terrestrial yet so openly spiritual. I wish my dear dear friends that you could share this divine day with me here. The soul of Indian summer is brooding this blue water & it enters ones being as nothing else does. Tahoe is surely not one but many as I curve around its heads & bays & look far out at its level sky fairly tinted & fading in pensive air I am reminded of all the mountain lakes I ever knew as if this were a kind of water heaven to wh[in margin: [something cut off]pers that your Berkley house was not likely to be built [something cut off] my mind to winter among Yosemite rocks again but if [something cut off]ed better winter with you say so in another letter directed to the Valley & I will come Ever yrs John Muir]


Tahoe City

Date Original

[1873] Nov 3


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 19.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1219

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 2


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