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


Original letter dimensions: 2.5 x 18.5 cm.

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