John Muir


[Jeanne C.Carr]


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[4]I shall hope to hear from you soon, I will come down some of the valley canons occasionally for letters I am sorry that you are so ladin with University cares I think that you & the Doctor do more than your share Do you know anything about this Liebigs extract of meat I would like to carry a years pro- vision in the form of condensed bread or meat & I have been thinking perhaps all that I want is in the market00549 [1] [1871] Yosemite Aug 13th Dear friend, I was so stunned & dazed by your last that I have not been able to write anything I was sure that you were coming & you cannot come, & Mr King the artist left me the other day, & I am done with Hutchings & I am lonely Well it must be, wait, for although there is no common human reason why I should not see you & civilization in Oakland. I cannot escape from the powers of the mountains I shall tie some flour & a blanket behind my saddle & return to the Mono region & try to decide some questions that require undisturbed thought. Then I will stalk about over the summit slates of Dana & Gibbs & [illegible]ell reading new chapters of glacial manuscript &



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[1871] Aug 13


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 26 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0491

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