John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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3with ocean brine, the spice of scent sweeping far inland in times of storm over the bending woods, the giant trees waving & chanting in hearty accord as if surely enjoying it all". Here's another bit- "The most charming days here are days of perfect calm when all the winds are holding their breath, & not a leaf stirs. Then the surface of the sound shines like a silver mirror over all its vast extent reflecting its lovely islands & shores, & long sheets of spangles flash & dance in the wake of every swimming sea-bird & boat, while the sun01358


Grand Hotel, S[an] F[rancisco], [Calif]

Date Original

1889 Jul 11


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0147

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 3


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