John Muir


John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr


[in margin: #64] [letterhead:] Pen Sentinel Hotel A. C. BLACK, Proprietor.

Yo Semite Valley July 6th 187[2]

Dear Mrs Carr.

Yours of Tuesday eve telling of our Doggetts & Ned & Merrill Moores, has come. so has the lamp & book I Have not yet tried the lamp but it is splendid in shape & shines grand as gold. The Lyell is just what I wanted I think that your measure of the Doggetts is exactly right, as good as civilized people can be They have grown to the top of town culture & have sent out some shoots half- gropingly into the spirit sky. I am very glad to know that Ned is growing strong, perhaps we may South America together yet. I hope to see you come to your own of mountain fountains soon Perhaps Mrs Hutchings may go with us. You live so fully in my own life that I cannot realize that I have not yet seen you here, a year or two of waiting seems nothing Possibly I may be down on your

coast this fall or next. for I want to see what relations the coast & coast mtns have to the Sierras. Also I want to go N & S along this range, & run among the basins & rangers Eastward. My subject is expanding at a most unfollowable pace. I could write something with data already harvested but I am not satisfied I have just returned from Hetch Hetchy with Mrs Moore. Of course we had a glory & a fun - the two articles in about parallel columns of equal size. Meadows grassed & lilied head high, spangled river reaches, & currentless pools, cascades countless & unpaintable in form & whiteness groves that heaven all the valley you were with us in all our joy & you will come again. I am a little weary & half incline to tru[illegible]tism from mobs however blessed in some unfindable grove I start in a few minutes for Clouds Rest with Mr & Mrs Moore. I am ever your friend, Muir My love to the Dr & all the boys I hope for Merrill daily

[in margin: I like Mrs Moore & Mr firstrate]



New Sentinel Hotel Yo Semite Valley

Circa Date

187[2] Jul 6


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0841

Collection Identifier

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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