John Muir


Emily [O. Pelton]


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Yosemite Valley Jan 29th 70 –Dear friend Emily I send you a hearty New Years greeting from the depths of the Sierra Mountains & none the less cordial for its tardiness – You have a great many friends East & West, & doubtless you have gathered a bountiful harvest of friendships gold in these happy days of the New Year. But Alas! None of the holiday meetings & greetings for me. New Year found me very painfully far from home & friends. in this rock girt hidden temple of the Mountain securely locked & ‘snow bound” amid the winter grandeur of the Lords ever glorious Yosemite[in margin: Remember me to Mr. [illegible] & the [illegible] & [illegible] please write as soon as you get this. An indian comes over the now with our mail once a month. Farewell Address Yosemite Valley via Big Oak Flat care J M Hutchings]


Yosemite Valley

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1870 Jan 29


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