John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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I hope to see Congar, & also the spot you have elected for home. I wish you could be there in your grown fruitful groves all rooted & grounded in the fine garden nook that I know you will make. It must be a great consolation in the midst of the fires you are compassed with to look forward to a tranquil seclusion in the south of wh you are so fond. John says he may not move to Berkeley, & if not I may be here this winter, though I still feel some tendency towards another winter in some mountain den. It is long indeed since I had anything like a [ quiet?] talk with you, you have been going like an avalanche for many a year, & I sometimes fear you will not be able to settle into rest even in the orange groves. Im glad to know that the Doctor is so well. You must be pained by the harmful attacks made upon your tried friend La Grange. Farwell. Ever Cordially Yrs John Muir00748


San Francisco

Date Original

[1877] Jul 23


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0543

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Page 2


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