John Muir


[John Muir]


[Sarah Muir Galloway]


type half an inch long upon it & see the movements of squirrels & mice thought 100 miles distant But I will not trouble you with too long a communication Alas how little is contained in a letter00490 Bank of Castle Creek near Rock river Feb 27 --------Old King David called herding "following the sheep", & so it is called here, In good weather they travel a certain round arriving

at night about the same time I am within sight of my gray box of a shanty & will reach it in about an hour I wish you could look on the loveliness before me. The rich mellow light is laidon plain & mountain without a tinge of haze. The south dome rock of the Yo-Semite is in view clad in pearly white & so extremely distinct that you would imagine you could read


Bank of Castle Creek near Rock River

Circa Date

[1869] Feb 27


Original letter dimensions: 2.5 x 18.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0045

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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2 pages


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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