[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[1] Yosemite Valley #78 Oct 8th, 72Dear Mrs Carr, Here we are again & here is your letter Sept 24th. I got down last eve & boy was I not weary? [Besides deleted] After pushing through the rough upper half of the great Tuolumne Canon; I have climbed more than twenty four thousand feet in these ten days. Three times to the top of the glacier of Mt Hoff' & once to Mt Lyell & McClure I Have bagged a quantity of of Tuolumne rocks sufficient to build a dozen Yosemites. Strips of cascades longer than ever lacey, or smooth & white as pressed snow, it glacier basin with ten glassy lakes set [4]into a compost called, [underlined: a paper] for the Boston historical Soc. & gave me credit for all of the smaller sayings & doings & stole the broadest truth to himself. I have the proof sheets of "The Paper" & will show them to you sometime But all of such meanness can work no permanent evil to anyone except the stealer. As for the living "glaciers of the Sierras" here is what I have learned concerning them. You will have the first chance to steal, for I have just concluded my experiments on them for the season & have not yet cast them at any of the great Profs or Presidents 00625


Yosemite Valley

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1872 Oct 8


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0941

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