Ada H. Kepley


Ada H. Kepley


John Muir


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


Effingham, Ill.

Date Original

1912 Jul 28


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1123

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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