[Jeanne C. Carr]
15 apr 1871[Original letter in mounted set of letters to Mrs. Carr, #49].[Apr., 1871][Letter mutilated]... .sympathy and I am glad to see that you so healthily and happily look upon Death.My own views concerning Death have changed very much since I walked with Mature, and I almost think of copying some thoughts for you from my note-book.Mrs. Hutchings and l were speaking of death sorrows some time ago. She said that in her opinion those were the happiest who possessed the greatest number of large griefs. I wish that you were with us among these...Ever your friend,John Muir[Year supplied as paper used is same as that in letter of Nov. 4, (1870)].[Complete letter found in bound typewritten set of Muir-Carr letters, as follows]Yosemite, Apr. 15th.Dear friend:Your note of Feb. 14th with tidings of your sorrow has just reached me. You know that you have my innermost sympathy and I am glad to see that you so healthily and happily look upon death.My own views concerning death have changed very much since I walked with Nature and i almost think of copying some thoughts for you from my note-book.Mrs. Hutchings and I were speaking of death sorrows some time ago. She said that in her opinion those were the happiest who possessed the greatest number of large griefs. I wish that you were with us among these mountain powers; we would go to a shadowy place and have a glorious mingling of death thoughts, but I will not try to write. Farewell.Ever your friend,John Muir
[1871 Apr 15]
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 02, Image 0429
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