John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr


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She appreciates your friendship very keenly & I am glad to think you will soon know each other better. Her little Casie (Gertrude) is as pure a piece of sunbeam as ever was condensed to human form Hoping that Ned will be able to come here to the mountain waters for perfect healing & that you will also find leisure for the satisfying of your thirst for beauty. I remain ever your friend John Muir My love to Dr & all the boys 00604#66 Yosemite Valley July 27th 1872 Dear Mrs Carr. I want to see you. I want to speak about my studies wh are growing broad- er & broader & spreading away to all countries without any clear horizon anywhere. I will go over all this Yosemite region this fall & write it up in some form or other will you be here to accompany me in my easier excursions. I have a good horse for you & will get a tent & plenty of meal & tea, & you will keep house in very old style & you can bring whom you please. Ive had a very noble time with Gray who though brooded


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1872 Jul 27


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0853

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