Cora Cressey Crow


John Muir


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[2]homeward and now that we are [really?] settled for the winter, it seems very good to be back again for the Crows realize that "the world has a million roosts for a man but only one nest." But I am thoughtless to keep you waiting all this time, well knowing the masculine mind is prone to curiosity and you are wanting to know of our trip after leaving you--that keen morn- [frost?] & soda water & [illegible] of [illegible] ing air was sufficiently exhilerating to infect the spirits of our horses and knowing we had a long days ride in store for us, allowed them to take a merry pace, until we came in sight of the Lake when we paused, to observe the magic beauty of it, the water took on such various tints of blue and green and the trees on the opposite shore were so beautifully reflected in this perfect mirror, that is was infinitely more attractive in its placidity than when dotted with the little white caps. We came away with a beautiful picture stamped indellibly upon our minds. As we scampered madly along, stopping not for briar or bush, we thought, "shade of[1][letterhead]My dear Mr. Muir,Shall I begin at the beginning in a truly rational manner and tell you of the eventful happenings which befell me after bidding you a regretful adieu, in the garden of gentians? Not at all, that would be an entirely too orthodox proceeding. so I will first tell you what a bright spot your letter made in the bleak day. with its howling wind blustering about everywhere and how warmly it was welcomed by Paul and me When it was sent into us as we were lunching tete [diacritic] a [diacritic] tete [diacritic], paterfamilias and Auntie being from home. Mr. Crow's business necessitated an earlier return than we had anticipated and although we were loath to bid a long farewell to the dear, old pines, that had been our companions during such a pleasant summer, we nevertheless turned our heads02032


Crow's Landing [Calif]

Date Original

circa [1895 Sep]


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1203

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Page 1


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