John Muir


[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


Yosemite Valley Apr 13th 1873

Dear Mrs Carr,

Indian Tom goes out the valley tomorrow, with this I send you “Hetch Hetchy” Last year I wrote a description of H Hetchy & sent it to Prof Runkle Not having heard of it since I thought it lost in some waste basket, but today I received a Boston letter stating that a Hetch H from my pen appeared in the Boston Transcript of about March 12, 73 wh may possibly be the article in question. If so this present H H will be found to contain a page or two of the same, but this is about three times as large, & all rewritten etc. That Tuolumne song of fine Cantos (“Nature loves the [in margin: (“fire] number may perhaps be better out. If

you think it unfit for the public Keep it to thyself. I never can Keep my pen perfectly sober when it gets into the bounce & hurra of Cascades, but it never has broken into rhyme before. Love to [underlined: all], & “Fare Ye well my ain Jean”

(The Kerchiefs hae come from Bentons, & a pkg’ of books from Daggett _________

[in margin: #86]



Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1873 Apr 13


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1115

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