[John Muir]


Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr


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[4]of Nov 19th is received directed to the "Tuolumne River etc" "You are glad that I am kindly disposed towards South America but a year is a long time, etc" but to me a Yosemite year is a very little measure of time or rather a measureless & formless mas of time which can in no manner be geomet- rically or Arithmetically delt with but Mrs Carr, why do you wish to cut me from California & graft me among the groves of the p[illegible]. Please write the reason This Pacific sunshine is hard to leave. If souls are allowed to go a rapping & visiting where they please I think that unbodied I will be found wallowing in California light If the bulbs were lost I will procure some more for you if you do not send me up the Amazon before next fall00525[1] Near La Grange Cala Dec 22d [1870]Dear Mrs Carr, It is so long since I have heard from you that I begin to think you have sent a letter to Yosemite. I am feeling lonely again & require a word from you. Some time ago Mr Hutchings wrote me saying that he would re- quire my shingle cabin for his sister & so I am homeless again. I expected to pass the winter there writing sketching etc & in making exploratory raids back over the mountains in the snow but Mr Hutchings jumping my nest after expressly promising to keep it for me, has broken my pleasant lot of plans. & I am at work making new ones. Were it not that mr Hutchings


Near La Grange Cala

Date Original

[1870] Dec 22


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0355

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