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

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