John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr


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#56 Yosemite Valley Feb 13 / 72 ------Dear friend Mrs Carr, Your latest letter is dated Dec 31st. I see that some of our letters are missing. I rec'd the box & ate the berries & Liebys extractum long ago & told you all about it but Mrs Yelverstons book & magazine articles I have not yet seen perhaps it may come next mail. How did you send them. I sympathize with your face & your great sorrows but you will bathe in the fountain light & life & love of our mountains & be healed & here I wish to say that when you & [Al'?] & the Doctor come I wish to be completely free. Therefore let me know that you will certainly come & when. I will gladly cut off a slice of my seasons time however thick, the thicker the better, & lay it aside for you. I am in the habit of asking so many to come come come to the mountain baptisms that there is danger of having others on my hands when you come wh must not be, I will mark off one or two or three months of bare dutiless time for our blessed selves or the few good & loyal ones that you may choose therefore at the expense even of breaking a dozen of civilizations laws & fences, I want you to come. For the High Sierra the months of July Aug' & Sept" are best --- As for your Asiatic sayings, I would gladly creep into the vale of Cashmere or any other grove upon our blessed star. I feel my poverty in general knowledge & will travel some day


Yosemite Valley

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1872 Feb 13


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0685

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