John Muir


Emily [O. Pelton]


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absolutely immortal, & what- ever Heaven may have in store for you in after years You have at least one friend while John Muir lives ---- Remember me warmly to Mr Pelton & N A Wright. I am sorry to learn the death of Mrs Newton - - - Had I been able to leave Yosemite I should have seen you ere this but Heaven Keeps me to my mountain task with an iron grip loving though it be. Do you remember Prof Carrs wife she was at Mondell once or twice. She was friendly to me while I was a student & ever afterwards. pro Carr is now connected with the Cal State University. They have sent me many pressing invitations to spend winter with them but as I said I am rockbound Yosemite Valley Feb 19th [1872]Dear friend Emily, I was really glad to hear from you. I wrote you at least two letters since receiving yours of last spring. I began to fear that I had lost you all together. I am glad to hear that you are coming here next season You will be sure to find me without any trouble. I have never had any pictures of myself since that of yours wh I suppose is the one I let Mrs Pelton have You will find me at Blacks Hotel. I left Mr Hutchings because he was not kind to me. I am in every way independent & will beIn all these years since your I have been isolated somehow I don't mould in with the rest of mankind & have become far more confusedly bashful than when I lived in Mondell. Now Emily there is a whole letter all about myself wh is a literary sign that I have not committed for some time Farewell ever heartily yrs John Muir


Yosemite Valley

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[1872] Feb 19


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Reel 02, Image 0689

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