[John Muir]


[Daniel Muir, Jr]


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remote wild mountain gorge. they shine with their gaudy clothes among the rocks & green bushes like bugs & lanagers Old Barnum was here a few days ago, he is a lively eccentric old fellow. & the guide that brought him over the mountain had a great deal of fun in repeating his jokes Our glorious valley is very lovely now blooming in all the fullness of generous sunny summer, Birds butterflies myriads of insects, flowers great & small A brotherhood of the worlds most wondrous waterfalls, massive rocks of silver gray now & then a bank of cumulus cloud in our patch of sky, & a flood of Gods precious life giving light poured over & into all I am delighted & surprised to think that you have discovered M[illegible] I shall be happy to write to him Here is a grand [illegible] three & a half inches in diameter which I found on crossing the meadow, I want you to send it to Emma with my kindest regards[in margin: [illegible] her likeness [illegible]]



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1870 Jun 21


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