John Muir


[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


Yosemite Valley June 7th 1873

Dear friend Mr Carr,

I came down last night from the Lyell Glacier weary with walking in the snow but I forgot my weariness & the pain of my sun blistered face in the news of your coming I would like you to bring me a pair or two of green spectacles to save my eyes, as I have some weeks of hard work & exposure among the glaciers this fall, They are sore with my last journey. All of the upper mtns are yet deeply snow clad & the river from the top of Lyell was inf[illegible]ly glorious, Thanking God for thee I say a short Farwell

[in margin: Dr Kellogg has not yet appeared nor any of the other friends you speak of]


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1873 Jun 7


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1149

Collection Identifier

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

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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