Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

Daniel [Muir, Jr]

Transcription

Yosemite Valley March 24th 70.

Dear Bro Daniel

Your welcome letter reached me in my solitude tonight notwithstanding your faithlessness, My address is "Yosemite California [illegible] Big Oak Flat. Care JM Hutchings" I have been here all winter & will probably be here all summer I would receive your letter whether you sent to Hopeton or Snellings or Yosemite. I have friends that know me well & will forward wherever I go I am heartly glad to know that you are so enthusiastic in the prosecution of your studies with all my heart I wish you full success Doctor As for one I have run wild

send the image of your dear one as you promised I have got the saw- mill running. It went right to work like an old saw-mill the first minute of its exist[illegible] It belongs to Mr Hutchings I am making lumber for him now just think of working at the bottom of a fall 2600 feet in height I am glad you can hear the handling of "deed folk" May you be an or- nament & blessing to the living & always count Dan on my hand heart & purse for what they happen be worth I am sleepy & in haste so I will close with a prophecy You & your love will one day behold these wonderful rocks & waters, Affectionately John Muir

Location

Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1870 Mar 24

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir02_0229-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0229

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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 http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

The Huntington Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

2 pages

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