John Muir


[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


Clarks Station Sep 13th [1873]

Dear Mrs Carr: We have just arrived from the Valley & are now fairly off for the ice in the highest & broadest of the Sierras. Our party consists of the blessed Doctor & Billy Sims Artist & I I am so glad that the Doctor will have company when I am among the summits. We hoped to have secured Clark also a companion for me among the peaks & snow, but Alack I [underlined: must] go alone. Well, I will not complain a word for I shall be overpaid a thousand thousand fold. I can give you no measured idea of the time of our reaching Tahoe but I will write always on coming to stations if such there be in the rocks or sage

where letters are written. I was surprised last evening by receiving an envelope inclosing this letter of yours & a line requesting me to read & remail it. I sealed it without reading it thinking that it would be better for you to read it first Knowing that you could easily bring it to Tahoe if you wished me to see it. Now for Gods glorious mountains I will miss you, yet you will more than half go. It is only now that I feel that I am taking taking leave of you [underlined: Farewell]

Love to all —



Clark's Station, [Calif]

Circa Date

[1873] Sep 13


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 17 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1183

Collection Identifier

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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