T. Hunt


T. Hunt


John Muir



Sept 17th 1895

Mr. Muir

Dear Sir--

Your envelope with its most interesting looking papers was received this afternoon just as Mrs. Ballard & I were taking the cars for this place--Mrs. B is already deep in the "Sequoia," & when this is posted I shall have the "Alaska" sheet, & must thank you for them all. I really feared you might forget your promise.
We came here for the mines--in the morning shall drive but to the "Stamp Mills" & to Nevada City in the afternoon. Next day expect to see something of hydraulic mining at Bloomfield, & on Friday return to "Colfax" & our boarding place at Lander Station. Mr. Howells has a nice fruit ranch on one of the red, rolling hills of this part of


the country, from the piazza on a clear day we have a view of the Sacramento river & Coast [Range?] beyond--the hills beyond Ma[illegible] a little farther north & still farther northeast Cape Horn & "Giant Gap" From the hill back of our cottage a long [range?] of distant mountains & bits of the snowy summits of the Sierras, the [intervening?] country dense forests of pine & oak, not far distant a small group of half a dozen "Sequoia," if you have not already explored this part of the world, why don't you come up & find these "Big Trees." [Mr.?] Howell's is a little comfortable place; he & Mrs. H. are busy about their fruit all day, no one else in the house but Miss Ballard, myself, & the Chinaman. we expect to be there a few weeks longer, & then return to Oakland, where we shall certainly help to have the pleasure of seeing you. Yrs truly

T. Hunt.


Grass Valley, Calif

Date Original

1895 Sep 17


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1175

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