John Muir


Louie [Strentzel]


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[Letter of John Muir, to Mrs. Muir, Feb., 1880, continued]glaciers that had lingered in the shadows was plainly manifest.The erosion, too, of the straits across the edges of the upturned edges of the stratified rocks was very apparent, and pleased me very much.It is one of the advantages of travel that one sees better any particular locality and all it contains within reach, for all the different portions of our beautiful world shed ligit on one another just as do the different chapters of a fine harmonious poem.This sunny reviving weather is feeding the unborn leaves and blossoms, and how grand a evelopment there will be in a few days.Your mother, too, will be well. The Swetts and Uphams enquired anxiously about her. Write as soon as you get this. No, I fear it would not reach me in time. The smaest of the wee sma hours is at hand.Goodnight.Heaven bless you all.Ever truly yours,J. M.


At John Swett's [San Francisco, Calif]

Date Original

1880 Feb


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0055

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Page 6


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