Anna Blanche McGill


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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[3]he has heard and learned from the flowing fountains of the Yosemite. And, if I may say one word more, besides this wonderful eloquence concerning the High Sierras and the glaciers, the storms with their voices of "lightening, torrent and rushing wind," how delightfully he hears the stiller smaller voices--the water-ousel's, for instance, whose song is nearly as exhiliarating to hear about from Mr. Muir's pen as is the first lark's song when really heard in fresh spring meadows. And the bee-pastures--[4]but I must not ask you as yet to hear what deep pleasure every chapter of "The Mountains of California" is giving me;--a little rhapsody not ungrateful I trust to the ear of his friends. I could not forbear, meantime promising myself the privilege of writing shortly about Mr. Muir in some way which may more fully express my appreciation of your kindness in bringing his good book into my ken.I am hoping soon to return to you Mrs. Turbull's Golden Book, when I shall thank you too for the pleasant Venetian hours it is giving me.Very Sincerely,Anna Blanche McGill


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Date Original

circa [ca 1894]


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 0681

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Page 2


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