Sallie J. Kennedy


John Muir


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[4]for nearly the whole has been spring I gathered a spray of fragrant flowers yesterday blooming out of doors, but the blossoms have become detached The parks and grounds are crowded with industrious chubby birds full of song even while engaged in the serious occupation of selecting material for little homes. The trees are many of them in lender leaf, and crocus borders have been brilliant for weeks. I hope you will be able to run up to Chico this Spring. It is nearly a year since we started from here. Annie is particularly in love with the Valley in Spring time. I am much obliged for the sketch of Cinder Cone and the figures in regard to it. Hugh [illegible]illers life I have, but my Mother concluded she would enjoy00777 [1] Washington, March 5th, 1878.My dear Mr Muir. Your letter I was very glad to receive and know how you were and where, and where going. I envied you the proposed trip. How enchanting must Tahoe be in Spring when its surrounding is snow from peak to base, so brilliant but calm, while its water is all life. I hope you will some day tell poor humanity what it was to you. The article in the “Overland”, was charming. Your description of Canon Creek where your precious Ouzel is recalled made me close my eyes and with the world shut out, revel in the memory of what I had seen and in efforts to imagine Low many many times you had



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1878 Mar 5


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 24.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0726

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