must be at least 2 inches dia’ – the [illegible] [illegible[ are finely & sharply dissected. Mrs Carr, I find has carried off all the specimens I brought down to camp, & also all of the seed!!. I will write her to send you one. I will gather your seeds, Abis [illegible] & Torreya — Had a glorious six weeks of free mountainanity with Carr & Kellogg they botanizing, I glacerizing Had one lovely scramble of fourteen days among the black jagged peaks at the head of the Merced Tuolumne & San Joaquin Rivers, — bagged thirty four active glaciers, Dr Kellog & I are about to set out for the region about the heads of the South Fork of the San Joaquin & Kings & Kern Rivers. I pushing back among the glaciers that I know are there, K botanizing on lower ground we separating a week or so at a time . From head of Kern R we will cross over to Owens River Valley thence alongnorth past Mono to Lake Tahoe & yet northward untill snow falls. Thanks for biography of Sullivant, Farewell I hear the mtns calling. Ever cordially yrs John Muir[in margin: FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY Reproduced from the original in The Yale University Library Permission necessary for reproduction or publication]
1873 Sep 10
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