Mary J. Arnold


John Muir


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[2]happiest month of my whole life time, one month, spent in Yo Semite in the autumn of 1868. Some of my early life was passed in Mariposa County and my only child was born there in 1871. Yes, the Yo Semite is the most sacred spot on earth to me and you have sent me wandering there again. I hear the thunder of the falls, the rippling of the river, the rustle of leaves and the song of birds, I scent the odors of pines the ferry cliffs, and the crushed violets, as when in those dear, dead days, my horse galloped over the meadow. You have sent me an answer that I baptize with my tears. I had not read "Among the birds of Yo Semite" before. It contains not only facts but poetry, and coloring from a master hand.02971


Lakeport, Lake Co. Calif.

Date Original

1902 Mar 24


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0305

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Page 2


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