John Muir


Emily [O. Pelton]


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2—Feb. 19th, 1872breast of a Scotchman they are absolutely immortal, and whatever 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 and 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. Carr's wife, she was at Mondell once or twice. She was friendly to me while I was a student and ever afterwards, Prof 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. In all these years since I saw you I have been isolated, somehow I dont mould in with the rest of mankind and 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 sin 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 0695

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Page 4


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