J[eanne] C. C[arr]


John Muir


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San Mateo March 28th, 69.Dear John Muir, The "Lord is risen indeed", the Universe is singing anew the Easter song of the ages, sung long before "the visible church" had an existence, - the sweet assurance to all the future that God is in His world. My thoughts are unto you ward, dear Shepherd, and there is no other soul with whom I would prefer to keep this spotless day sacred to the holiest memories and hopes. I have not been to church to see the crosses of White Callas, and wreaths of Spirea and Myrtle - nor yet upon the hills, but the day has nevertheless been blessed and I doubt not the blessed - ness has reached and filled you also Dr Carr came down from the city and both the boys have been spen- ding Sunday with us. tomorrow Dr Carr will leave and spend several weeks in the mines - at Virginia city and perhaps as far as White Pine. I shall remain here for the next two months, and then as far as my own plans & purposes can 'prepare' we shall be ready for the Yo Semite trip whenever it can be arranged. My days here "go on" in a girls school - where I teach a class of thirty in Botany, and am of a little use in other ways to the friend who insists upon making a home for us until we have one of our own. I begin to feel the homeless influences of California interfering with my plans, but I have learned to feel


San Mateo, [Calif]

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1869 Mar 28


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.

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