John Muir


John Muir


Sarah [Muir Galloway]


Yosemite Valley May 26th 1873

Dear sister Sarah

I have just time to say that I hope you all are happy & that I hope to escape from all these rocks & glaciers in after years so that I may rest amogst you. Yet I love the mountains with a stronger love every year. I have some weeks of difficult work among glaciers that I discovered last year but will not commence it for a month or so until the deepest snow melts. I hope sometime this season to make an excursion along the range north & south to lake Tahoe & to Kings River Canon

Here is a clipping a friend sent from town. You may care to see it. Remember me to David & the children & to Mrs Galloway & all — Pure spiritual mountain light fills our sublime valley, & how keenly I enjoy it. The eyes of Dear Mrs Galloway are filled with a light yet more spiritual that material eye hath not seen I am well with fondest love John Muir —————



Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1873 May 26


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1145

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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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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2 pages


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



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