John Muir


Sarah [Muir Galloway]


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terribly dazed & confused with the dust & din & heavy sticky air of that low region therefore I dont believe my picture will be worth having. but I will write to a friend & have him mail a copy to your address - I have none of them. I am very happy, & all the world is kind to me A friend in Manchester Eng sent me the other day, a hundred dollars worth of instru ments. Prof Carr says I am not changed a whit since he saw me in Madison How grandly you all are being clustered about with children. Remember me to David & to all your little ones & big & to old Mrs Galloway I am glad to hear of herhealth & general comfort Her bodily eyes are shut but I know that the far-seeing eyes of her soul are open wide & that she sees a far richer landscape in the spirit world than we are able to conceive A pure human Soul is never blind, the whole being becomes one transparent eye ball filled with God who is Light I hope the little pond with the grand Osmundas is untrampled. I hope to see it someday after these long ramblings come to a close in the afternoon days of life. I hardly hope to be here more than a year or two longer. My life work is over all the world My love to Maggie


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1872 Dec 19


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1013

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 2


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