John Muir


John Muir


[Ralph Waldo] Emerson


John Muir Jul. 1872

Yosemite Valley January 10th 72.

Dear Emerson, Here is a sheaflet of winter wheat, ripe & mellow from fields of snow - A plume of Libocedrus golden with stam- inate cones. It will give you a tingle of beauty, & I will be glad. - Would you were here to sing our Yosemite snowbound. to bathe in these fountain lights - to warm in these fountain loves. What prayers push my pen for your coming, but I must hush them all back for our roads are deep blocked with snowbloom, Farewell, J Muir


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1872 Jan 10


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0647

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