John Muir




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[Page 2] a thousand friends visible and invisible are ready to comfort and sustain you, every existence in nature is in league with every pure soul. The greatest misfortune that can possibly follow your affliction is your being driven in upon yourself separated from the rest of the universe of [ ]. You need the human and terrestrial love wh is but a form of the divine love and you will find it in all forms and in all places throughout the dominions of God. May our Father cheer and uphold you. I hope that you will feel assured of my [ ] sympathy because I am ever Your friend John Muir Remember me to Mrs. Knox. Mrs. Carr send love to you [ ] and will be very happy to see you here.


Oakland, [Calif.]

Date Original

1874 Jan 13


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier

1874 Jan 13 JM to unknown

File Identifier

MSS 307 Muiriana

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1874 Jan 13 JM to unknown p2


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