John Muir


[John Muir]


[Daniel Muir, Jr]


[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


Yosem[ite] Vall[ey]

Circa Date

[1872] Mar 5


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Reel 02, Image 0715

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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