John Muir


John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


Letter #76

[Letter copied from typewritten, bound set, as this letter is missing in mounted series of letters to Mrs. Carr]

Yosemite Valley,
Sep. 13, '72.

Dear Mrs. Carr:

Yours of Aug. 23rd is rec’d. Le Conte writes me that Agassiz will not come to the Valley.
I just got down last evening from a fifteen day ramble in the basins of Illilouette and Pohono and start again in an hour for the summit glaciers to see some canyons and to examine the stakes I planted in the ice a month ago.
I would like to come down to see Ag[assiz], but now is my harvest of rocks, and I cannot spare the time.
I shall work in the outer mountains incessantly until the coming of the snow...

[Rest of letter cut from page]

Love to all.

John Muir.


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1872 Sep 13


Original letter dimensions: 33 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0903

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.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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