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]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 17 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 1187

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