Ada H. Kepley
Effingham Ills.July 28 1912John Muir EsqDear SirI make hay each day now & then go to bed & refresh myself on Yosemite by John Muir. I have tried to make people see in the [common?] things of life what you teach them of [flowers?] & trees, and rivers, and lakes, and [illegible], & rocks & trees & birds & [flowers?] & glaciers &c &c in that [wonderful?] Yosemite. I [illegible] a [illegible] a sugar pine, & another big cone from the foot hills of the [illegible] & pieces of granite & pressed flowers &c
adorn my [illegible] of [illegible] [illegible] with live oak acorns moss & manzanita [illegible] & red from Inspiration Point.I think John Burroughs soul needs stretching & he can't take in enough [rarified?] air to understand "glorious" Yosemite. I can't climb, it makes me dizzy but I can take deep breaths of inspiration.Yours SincerelyAda H. Kepley
1912 Jul 28
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.
Kepley, Ada H., "Letter from Ada H. Kepley to John Muir, 1912 Jul 28." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6311.
Reel 20, Image 1123
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