[Fragment of letter, p.3, in Muir's handwriting]
The flowers I used to watch and love are mostly dead, and all the open gardens are trodden into dust, but in craggy nooks and aloft in the high fenced conservatories a thousand of the fairest and dearest still dwell safely. Pat, pat, shuffle,shuffle, crunch, crunch, I hear you all on the sidewalks and sandbeds, plodding away, hoping in righteousness and heaven, and saying your prayers as best you can, above the sand, beneath the fog, and fenced by the lake and marshes.
Heaven help you all and give you ice and granite.
Original letter dimensions unknown.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to [recipient unknown], [ca. 1870]." (1870). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1362.
Reel 02, Image 0369
Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt0w1031nc
The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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
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.
Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters