John Muir


[John Muir]


Mrs. [Jeanne C. ] Carr



[in margin: If you see Mrs Yelverton before you start for the valley I wish you would ask her about a notebook that I left with her last fall & which a have not since heard of]

Thursday eve' June 22d

Dear friend Mrs Carr Amid all Yosemite things there is this constant thought- Your early coming I hope to see the mill- race dry in one or two weeks when I will be ready for the high Sierra & hope that you will be ready about that time for a month of rambling a month containing a greater number of days than was ever heard of in rhyme or reason I expect to be free from this confounded mill about the first or second week of next month & you must be here to go with me to a thousand places that I wish to show you. A little


Scotch photographer will go with us to procure some sun picture but he will not Ma[illegible] [illegible] enjoyments. You will require one pack animal to carry a small light tent, & blankets, bread etc You can obtain all necessary provisions here Mr Libby is to purchase a few small articles for me perhaps you can bring them in Now Mrs Carr Come - A thousand voices are calling from many a forest & stream & meadow of the grand sierra crown. Bring your Doctor & Allie if you possibly can & any of your other friends if you cannot possibly help it. We will have a season of unmeasured bliss & I am stupid with the whole prospect



I spoke to Mr Hutchings about that section of Sequoia & he said that he knew nothing whatever about the matter which statement is doubtless entirely correct I than wrote to Galen Clark & he informed me that a section fourteen feet in length by about fifteen or twenty in dia' was cut from the [fresnor?] grove last year & hauled to Stockton at an expense of about $2500,00. The Fresnor grove can be reached by wagon & a section procured at less expense than from the Mariposa or [Calveras?] groves Of the section taken from the F' grove last season, only the bark & a small portion of the wood was taken, in small numbered sections like st[illegible]es


The Libby party left the valley Tuesday morning I was sorry to see them go so soon I liked most of the party, especially Mrs & Mr Libby & perhaps Mrs Hoit & Miss Burmingham Tell Libby that I am very sorry that I did not run away from the mill & go with them to Eagle point & Mt Hoffman. I seldom see Mrs. Hutchings now but I know that she would like to go with us. I fear she will not get away. She spends her spare moments in painting Yosemite flowers. I shall be nervously anxious about our ramble untill I verily behold you here Remember me to the doctor & Allie & all my friends. I wish Le Conte could come





Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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