John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[1867] Among the hills of Bear Creek [Wis,?] S.E. of Burkesville Kentucky Sept. 9th Dear friend Mrs CarrI left Ind' last Monday & have reached this point by a long weary [illegible] walk. I walked from Louisville a distance of 170 ms & my feet are sore but O I am paid for all my toil a thousand times over The sun has been among the tree tops for more than an hour & the dew is nearly all taken back & the shade in these hill basins is creeping away into the unbroken strongholds of the grand old forests I have enjoyed the trees & scenery of Kentucky exceedingly How shall I ever tell of the miles & miles of beauty that has been flowing into me such [illegible] [illegible] these lofty curving ranks of lobing swelling hills - These consealed valleys of [illegible] [illegible] & these lordly trees with the nursing sunlight glancing in their leaves upon the outlines of the magnificent masses of shade em- bosomed among their wide branches These are cut into my memory to go with me forever I often though as I went along how


Burkesville, Kentucky

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[1867] Sep 9


Original letter dimensions: 39.5 x 16.0 cm

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