This vintage book contains a collection of letters written by John Muir to Ezra S. Carr. Whilst he was at university, Muir was a frequent caller at Carr's house. She was a botanist and lover of nature whom Muir would come to consider his spiritual mother - he felt that Carr thoroughly understood and sympathised with him. His letters, mostly written from the Yosemite Valley, give a good indication to his sensitive spirit and the life he lived sheep-herding, guilding, and tending a sawmill. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the life and mind of this great author, and it would make for a worthy addition to any personal library. John Muir (1838 - 1914) was a Scottish-American writer, naturalist, and pioneering advocate of American wilderness preservation. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.