[Jeanne C. Carr]
many of them as you wish together with as many other Yosemite things that you may ask for & send it out to you before the pack train makes its last trip. I know the Spiren you speak of, it is abundant all around the top of the valley & on the rocks at lake Tanaga & reaches almost to the very summit about Mt Dana. There is also a purple one very abundant in the fringe meadows of Yosemite Creek a mile or two back from the brink of the falls Of course it will be a source of keen pleas- ure to me to procure you anything you may desire. I should like to see that grand Ag[illegible]. I saw some in Cuba but they did not exceed twenty- five or thirty feet in height I have thought of a walk in the wild gardens of Honolula & now that you speak of my going there it becomes very probable as you seem to understand me better than I do myself, I have no square idea about the time I shall get myself away from here. I shall at least stay till you come. I fear that the Agana will be in the spirit world ere that time, You say that I ought to have such a place as you saw in the gardens of that mile & half of climate, Well I think those lemon & orange groves would do perhaps to make a living but for a garden I00514   #42 1870 Sunday May 29th YosemiteDear friend I recd your "apology" two days ago & ran my eyes hastily over it three or four lines at a time to find the place that would say you were coming, but you "fear" that you cannot come at all, & only 'hope' that the Doctor may; but I shall continue to look for you nevertheless, The Chicago party you speak of were here & away again before your letter arrived, All sorts of human stuff is being poured into our valley this year. & the blank fleshly apathy with which most of it comes in contact with the rock & water spirits of the place is most amazing I do not wonder that the thought of such people being here makes you 'mad", but after all Mrs Carr, they are about harmless they climb sprawlingly to their saddles 3should not have anything less than a piece of pur nature I was reading Thoreaus Maine woods a short time ago, As described by him these woods are exactly like those of Canada west. How I long to meet Linnea & C[illegible] [illegible] once more. I would rather see these two children of the evergreen woods than all the twentyseven species of palm that [illegible] met on the [illegible] These summer days "go on" calmly & evenly scarce a mark of the frost 7 snow of the 13th is visible the breekens are four or five feet high already - the earliest Azalias have opened & the whole crop of buds is ready to burst The river does not overflow its banks now but it is exactly brim full The thermometer averages about 75[need degree symbol] at noon. We have sunshine every morning from a bright blue
 May 29
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