John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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3I had already written a general description of the valley ere your letter reached me, & I will hardly be able to make a new beginning. I think however that you will find joints & cleavage planes running through the mass of the article making it separable into tolerably well-defined sections. And what you want you may print in any order you choose & what you do not want you can return. The whole will I fear considerably exceed the bounds of a single article, while I can't make a sketchy topographical view telling. Anyhow I cant learn to skip well from point to point like a [illegible] in a cherry orchard picking here & there at the best clusters. I'll do the best I can however. Keeping the objects you mention in view, while I browse with blunt


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Mar 4


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 06, Image 0385

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