James Cross


John Muir


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[4] it is the " [1] Oxford. March 1872.My dear Muir, You cannot think how pleased I was to get your letter which arrived in England on Feb 17th. It seems to have taken some time as I see that yours was dated Dec 4th. However I suppose, I am thankful to say that Yosemite has not yet been so overrun with tourists as that there should be a railway there & to a regular postal service. The sketch is a most pleasant reminder of that pleasant time we had in the mountains. Oh that it could come over again with all its pleasant & grand scenes. I have still a vivid recollection of the [illegible] rocks & of the "P[illegible] [illegible]" [which deleted] whose branches we so ruthlessly cut down to rest our wearied limbs upon. I should indeed like to see the valley in its winter [illegible] and to spend the lonely days with you in it as nature [illegible] [fraud?] cannot sati[illegible]00575


Oxford, [England]

Date Original

1872 Mar


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0745

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