John Muir


John Muir


Wanda [Muir]


Near Lucerne Aug 11 1893

Dear Wanda On top of this Swiss mountain you see this view in [ ] card. It is one of the very finest I every enjoyed hundreds of peaks and hills and mountains and glaciers with hundreds of little farms and cottages and lakes in the valleys far below clouds of every form and color lingering, marching, rising, sinking, forming, fading. Sunshine streaming through their fringes, falling in glowing silver on their domes and swelling [ ] and making lovely purple shadows in the hollows, Broad spaces of shimery silvery spangles on the Lowland lakes. With much Love JM


Lucerne, Switzerland

Date Original

1893 Aug 11


Original letter dimensions: 9 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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