Jeanne C. Carr


John Muir & Louie Muir


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Pasadena June 3” 1880.My dear John & Louie,I should hardly have waited a formal announcement of your wedded happiness before sending my blessing directly to you, under other circumstances: but never has my life been so [involved?] and so little under my own control. I think of your charming house as complete now, of the dear mothers content to lie still & get well with so excellent a story letter always at command, of a certain comforting sense in the fathers mind that somebody will care for his beloved trees when his time for rest arrives; more than all I hope and believe that this marriage was made in heaven, fore ordained from the beginning. I could not have been more pleased if I had mixed the cup myself. Dear John — Mrs Moore’s with us, she came very much broken, is better and paints diligently many hours every day. You remember


Pasadena, [Calif]

Date Original

1880 Jun 3


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 19.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0187

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