John Muir


Duncan Sterling


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[Page 2] but especially on your health and love. We were in the noise of machinery and the noise of that trout when last together. Now at the end of three or four years you are still in the noisy atmosphere of that and I of the machinery. We used to wonder whether that machine for sawing rakehandles or _attie made the deeper din. I suppose that you can decide now for I guess that you have listened to the sweet neverending notes of her precious noise until midnight seven days and nights in the week. I am living in this far famed Yosemite leading a more isolated life than we did in the hollows. I think that you would like to live here for our valley streams are full of trout. But my letter is half done


Yosemite Valley [Calif.]

Date Original

1870 Jan 30


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier

1870 Jan 30 JM to Duncan Sterling

File Identifier

MSS 307 Muiriana

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1870 Jan 30 JM to Duncan Sterling p2


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