John Muir


John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


Clarks Sep 15th — [1873]

Dear Mrs Carr, By waiting a day have got dear Galen to go. The horses are ready saddled — will be off in a few minutes Fancy Billy Paint & the Doctor alone & Clark & I backing steps in the [underlined: high ice] Our arms are the butterfly net with wh the doctor drives the mule – a six shooter & rifle for game & Indians (Pah Utes) Billy is joyful & innocent as ever & more so – he says. “That was a good sketch of Mr Carr Its got form to it & she makes trees firstrate” “My first wasn’t as good”. He has been here a day or two retouching some seven paintings that he sold some time ago. He says “I put on some white paint for high lights like Bursted & Hill but Sam didn’t like it, & I (the purchaser)

had to take them out. Clark takes pencil & sketch book for the first time. Billy says “Ill learn him, He can watch me” My dear friend, Farewell Ere many days we will walk the meadowy streets of many a mountain heaven [deleted: illegible] I see the alpinglore inspiring their peaks & domes & bestowing yet more of Autumn purple & god Lo All Farewell

John Muir ————

Rember me to Mrs Moore & Keith ——————————



Clark's [Station, Calif]

Circa Date

[1873] Sep 15


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 17 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1187

Collection Identifier

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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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.

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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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