Chas. Warren Stoddard


John Muir


[in margin: Stoddard Chris W. Stoddard]

[underlined: John Muir.]


Rome the [Eternal?] 8th July 74.

Dear [illegible]-man.

Rome is running rivers of good honest [illegible] just now, would you like it, think you? I’d give much to see you [footing?] it amongst these wearysom ruins; how ugly they are, [illegible] the Old City its self is a kind of respectable bore. Rome is the Sierras! There is all the difference between them that there is between bone dust and young granite. There is no pine – spiced air here: our lungs are full of infinitely small relics of the past; the Coliseum and

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the [illegible] combs


Rome the Eternal [Italy]

Date Original

1874 Jul 8


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

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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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