John Muir


[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


Yosemite Valley Aug 28 /72

Dear Mrs Carr. My horse & bread, etc is ready for upward. I returned three days ago from Mts Lyell, McClure & Hoffman I spent three days on a glacier up there planting stakes etc.. This time I go to the Merced group one of whose Mtns shelters a glacier. I will go over all the lakes & morains etc there. Will be gone a week or two or so. Hutch' wants to go with me to "help me"!! but I will etc etc

Ink cannot tell the glow that lights me at this moment in turning to the mtns. I feel strong to leap Yosemite walls at a bound Hotels & human impurity will be far below. I will fuse in spirit skies I will touch naked God Farewell, or come meet in ghost between Red Mtn & Black on the star sparkled ice. Love to all their & to Moores & Stoddard


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1872 Aug 28


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0885

Collection Identifier

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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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