John Muir


[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


[in margin: #85] April 1st 73

Dear Mrs Carr, Yours containg Dr Stebbins was rec'ed today. Some of our letters come in by Mariposa, some by Coulterville & some by Oak Flat causing large delays I expect to be able to send this out next Sunday & with it Hetch Hetchy. Wh is about ready, & from this time you will receive about one article a month This letter of yrs is a very delightful one. I shall look eagerly for the [Rural homes?] . When I know Dr Stebbins summer address I will write to him. He is a dear young soul though an old man. I am "not to write" therefore Farewell with love


I will some time send you "Big Tuolumne Canon" Ascent of Mt Ritter, Formation of Yosem Valley Yosemite Lake Other Yosemite Valleys 1,2,3,4 or more The Lake district Formation of lakes Transformation of lakes to meadows wet The glacial period "Formation of simple canons" Meadows dry Description of each glacier "Compound canons" Sandy Flat treeless Origin of Sierra forests) or " " " forested Distribution of - - A description of each of the Yo Fall, & of the basins from whence derived Yo Sem Shadows, as related to groves Meadows, & bends of the river, Avalanches; Earthquakes; Birds Bears [underlined: (etc)]

[in margin: And "Mony Ma"]



Date Original

1873 Apr 1


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 1099

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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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