Creator

John Muir

Creator

[John Muir]

Recipient

[Daniel Muir, Jr]

Transcription

[1872] Yosem' Vall' March 5th

Dear Doctor Yours of Jan 14th reached me this evening Alas I have tidings that my trunk has arrived at Coulterville, & will be forward ed after the melting of the mtn snow. Many thanks for your prompt action I think that other letters of mine to you have been detained by the snow blockade on the railroad. I am glad to hear of your marriage. May God be good to you. I shall always re- juice in your happiness For a long time I shall wander in these remote mountains but my heart shall always contain living love for you.

with your letter came one from Father the first since I left home. Of course I shall be happy to answer it. We have had a most glorious winter of storms. I have written a few letters for the N.Y. Tribune wh you must read the first was published December 5th (Daily), I am making a great many friends among men of science. You know how people used to say that I was a genius in mechanics, well they say the same about my readings of Nature, but it yet remains to be proven. Tell your love that I stretch out my hand towards her to welcome her to the family of Muir, I will bring some gift when I come to see her, Farewell, Ever truly your brother

Location

Yosem[ite] Vall[ey]

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir02_0715-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0715

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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