[John Muir]


Janet [Moores]


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[4]holiday walks and also your coming with light into my dark room when I was blind, and what light has blessed me ever since that ime I am sure you will be glad to know Valleys full of Mr. [illegible]gold fo the [ illegible]& a thousand mountains steepest & aflame in the aperature [illegible] glow & silvery light on the sea & the whole fantasy sun spangles on at waves & cukes light and the myriad stars of the snow light sifting through the angels fo [illegible] icebergs. [illegible]in the cases of glaciers would [illegible] in clouds from [stricken word] snowy praterfalts. & the light of starry nights beheld from [stricken word] mountaintops dipping deep into the thin clear air.Aye my basic its a fine [illegible] to [stricken word] go free in the light of this beautiful world[1]Martinez, Cal Feb 20, 1887My dear friend Janet and are you really here [illegible][stricken word] [much illegible additions] (the days of) auld Lang syne & many a storm two [stricken word] roared over board [illegible] of land seems last you [illegible] & hest here we are (just the same) in all that signifies preserved from many dangers that we know & many more that we never shall know - kipt alive & well [illegible] thousand thousand miracles twenty years.How long & how short a time that seems today! How many times the seas have ebbed & flowed with thin- white-breaking waves around the sides of the continents & islands


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1887 Feb 20


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0776

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