[John Muir]


[David and Sarah Galloway]


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[4]This doubtless caused the [illegible] to fall with move extreme force As far as vision is con- cerned here is all for two or three days it was quite gone. then a little came which increased for a few days, which amount remained unchanged for about three weeks, it then increased and is increasing now I can recognize my friends and even read two pages of poetry this afternoon. I keep it shut and shaded yet, but hope to see a good deal with it yet when the [illegible]ation is quite away I had a second doctor said to be very skillful who told me that the iris was injured and that my chances of distinct vision was not good Now Sarah & David if last you are the only ones who have got a full copy of this sad chapter of my life -00405[1] Ind' Apr 12th 67Dear Brother and sisterYour precious sympathy reached me last Tuesday I am now fairly above water again. I got well all at once a week ago, and am now gaining strength very fast This week I have been up town, out in the woods, and among the shop machinery and have invented & made another original clock for a society of boys who read to me in my darkness I also read several books All in these last four days so you see I may report myself well I hope to work in a week or two


Ind[ianapolis, Ind.]

Date Original

[18]67 Apr 12


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 1006

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