Jeanne [C.] Carr


John Muir


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Later. A man who has just come in from Cranes flat says you are verily in there. Somewhere on "Pat Delaneys range" and so he also says that he knows you & that you sheared sheep for him I think I will place a little confidence in what he says - Mr Hatchs information that you had passed them last Thursday [illegible] [draw?] of sheep. "A young man, a Scotchman some of the [illegible]" made the conp- [illegible] of overtaking you. I passed many [illegible] I sent a [letter to Ostrandus stopped & left a?] line at Empire Camp-, armed here sent letters to parties going out Sunday to Hardings & by Co[illegible[ville - Now, dear John I should go out & [illegible] you up tomorrow & stay here a[nother?] [illegible] [if I deleted] but for this. A day or two before I left Dr Carr was tendered a professorship in the University by the Executive Col. [illegible - whole line] [illegible illegible illegible ] made and he wished me to be back before that time that we might [illegible] together. You see how necessary it is for me to leave. I would not have come in for two weeks but for the hope of seeing all this beauty in its hour of prime with your eyes to help me. I have trod- den there paths in your footsteps. We will talk of it all ere long. Oh the divine blessed harmonies I have heard even more than I have seen in there [boys?]. There are some beautiful people here - who will go out your way (I return by Mariposa as I [1869] Yo Semite, Wed Eve. July 30th Dear John Muir - I have looked for you daily and hourly since coming into these heavenly places, and regret more than you Jos- Sibly can (until the poessure of forty years living & loving shall have deepened and [illegible]ened your heart - that you were not present with me in them joys - Not less than eight letters and notes are travelling around in search of you. And having up to this moment[in margin: came in, as all my fares are [illegible] & some of my things left at Clarks & Hatchs. Dr. & Mrs. Elliott of SE Sons, and [illegible] I came in with a party of teachers & owe much to their kindness I have left only one [illegible] for you on the [illegible] the Vernal & Nevada fals. The Lord bless them & keep [illegible] and this I wish always]00475



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[1869] Jul 30


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 26.5 cm..

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