F. B. Perkins
San Sorenzo 3/15/92John Muir EsqMy dear SirYou have long ago forgotten me, but the brief interview I once enjoyed with you has ever since lived as one of my most treasured memories. It was in the year 1875, & in the Yosemite Valley. I was one of an editorial party of Eastern tourist. We were at Blacks Hotel; you were there on Saturday afternoon; &, late in the evening, I sat with you on the seat fronting the Yosemite fall, & listened while you told me of mountaineering [illegible]es, of the “Little Yosemite”, which you had01561recently discovered; the same I think which you, last year, described in the Century - & of other interesting but little known spots. You told me of the view from Glacier Point as [indicating?] the results of glacial action, which I afterwards noted for myself. You told me of the earthquake & the fall of masses from Sentinel Rock, & of many other facts which I have treasured ever since. Specially [illegible] your description of the water oisel(?) which has run in my mind through all these years – a poem in prose. I remember how you invited me to join you in your tour the next day, which I cd. not do. And ever after I felt that01561
San Lorenzo, [Calif]
1892 Mar 15
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