John Muir


[Elizabeth N. Moores]


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[1] 6-18-[1867] Prairie home of Mr Neely Tuesday morning June 18th[Dear] friends we arrived here about dusk on friday. Merrill found & made himself familiar with nearly all of his Danville relatives. There he visited the coal mines, collected fossils, & made cascades among the brotherhood of rills that sing on the green high banks of the Big Vermillion. We left Danville Thursday afternoon at one or two o'clock - ate supper at Decatur and proceeded north to the pretty town of Bloomington where we arrived about dusk - next morning we were again in motion for Ferrestown where we arrived about three - there it was my intention to botanize north eastward a few miles and take all of Saturday to find Mr Neely - after walking about half a mile, we were overtaken[in margin: I daily find Merrill more congenial. I wish he was older. Remember us to all friends. My love to all [illegible] with most cordial gratitude. J Muir]


[Portage, Wisc.]

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[1867] Jun 18

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