John Muir


Sarah Galloway


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[Page 3] to enter it. The hole in the roof is to command a view of the glorious South Dome, 5000ft. high. There is a corresponding skylight on the other side of the roof which commands a full view of the upper Yosemite falls, and the window in the end has a view sweeping down the Valley among the pines and cedars and silver firs. The window in the mill-roof to the right is above my bed, and I have to look at the stars on calm nights. Two evenings ago I climbed the mountain to the foot of the upper Yosemite falls, carrying a piece of bread and a pair of blankets so that I could spend the night on the rock and enjoy the glorious waters, but I got drenched and had to go home, reaching the house at two o'clock in the morning. My wetting was


Yosemite Valley [Calif.]

Date Original

1871 Apr 5


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 15 cm.

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1871 April 5 jm to sarah

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MSS 048 John Muir Papers

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1871 April 5 jm to sarah p3


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