John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[4]Evening Bulletin. Wh I suppose you have seen I wonder how you all are faring in your wildernesses educational departmental institutional etc write me a line here in care of Sisson I thin it will reach me on my return from Icy Shasta Farewell Ever Cordially Yrs John MuirLove to all Keith & the boys & McChesneys & etc. ————————Dont forward any letters from the Oakland Office I want only mountains until my return to civil’00699 [1] #95 Sissons Station Nov’ 1st 1874Dear Mrs Carr. Here is icy Shasta fifteen miles away yet at the very door. It is all close wrapt in clean young snow down to the very [ base?] [illegible] Mass of white from the dense black forests girdle at an elevation of five or Six thousand feet to the very summit The extent of its individuality is perfectly wonderful. When I first caught sight of it over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley I was fifty miles away & afoot alone & weary yet all my blood turned to wine


Sissons Station, [Calif]

Date Original

1874 Nov 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0211

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