M. S. Dewing


J. Dewing Co. M. S. D[ewing]


John Muir



Sept 5 1887

Mr. J Muir Martinz, Cal Dear Sir, We want more sketches right away for Passes -, send two or three times as many as are wanted and what are not used can be returned, might be put in a copy-book which can be sent by regristered mail - We want to get this out immediately Very truly

The J. Dewing Company Street Please write again that little discription of yourself - the other has been mislaid M.S.D. s.



Day I might winter & summer this light may be seen silent and the [illegible] uproar y[illegible] & where notes is falling in spring & foam [silent?] interpreted of natures peace amid [hr?] the wildest displays of power

This grand arc of color glowing with such invincible peacefulnss & mild shapely beauty into [illegible] & dark a chamber of shadows & amid the rush & war & bounding dashing of this thunder voices fall is one of the most unp[illegible] rights present offered in all this wonderfully valley


San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1887 Sep 3


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0868

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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