[Daniel Muir, Jr]
Yosemite June 21st 70 -
My dear doctor
I received two letters this evening one from you, & one from uncle [Dan?], which I will send you, It is doubtful wither I write you a letter tonight or not because it is quite late & I have been running the mill all day & am tired. Yesterday I climbed to the top of two of the Yosemite falls & so my weariness almost amounts to stupidity I am glad at least doctor that the world is all so glowing bright to you lighted as it is by the wonderful power of love. I rejoice in your joy & pray that you may live long in this glorious world to enjoy it There are about 150 visitors in the valley at present from all parts of the wide world. It appears strange to see so many of the rich & great in this
remote wild mountain gorge. they shine with their gaudy clothes among the rocks & green bushes like bugs & lanagers Old Barnum was here a few days ago, he is a lively eccentric old fellow. & the guide that brought him over the mountain had a great deal of fun in repeating his jokes Our glorious valley is very lovely now blooming in all the fullness of generous sunny summer, Birds butterflies myriads of insects, flowers great & small A brotherhood of the worlds most wondrous waterfalls, massive rocks of silver gray now & then a bank of cumulus cloud in our patch of sky, & a flood of Gods precious life giving light poured over & into all I am delighted & surprised to think that you have discovered M[illegible] I shall be happy to write to him Here is a grand [illegible] three & a half inches in diameter which I found on crossing the meadow, I want you to send it to Emma with my kindest regards
[in margin: [illegible] her likeness [illegible]]
1870 Jun 21
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Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to [Daniel Muir, Jr], 1870 Jun 21." (1870). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1345.
Reel 02, Image 0297
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