[Jeanne C. Carr ]
San Mateo, April 9th, 1872.Dear John,Yours of__received, giving notice of house building. Had I written you a week ago as I was on the point of doing the letter would have pleased you more than this will. For in the meantime a building appropriation for the University of $300,000, makes the Berkeley residence nearer to our hopes, and involves large plans which will require no little oversight. It is impossible to tell whether Dr. Carr will be loosened at all this summer, and I write to say that you must not let your plans be affected by ours.My friends the Daggetts of Chicago will be here about the first of May to stay three months--to Yosemite of course, perhaps to Shasta later. I shall expect to accompany them until something comes to make it impossible. They spent the winter year before last in Northern Africa --last year in Greece and Palestine. Mrs. D. is an excellent botanist, deep hearted towards all nature. He is a pure piece of human nobleness. Well the rest you will find out for yourself. They are of my dearest ones, and thoughts of such a summer as may be among the possibilities keeps me awake when I should sleep.If I take them into the Valley what route should I choose? Mr. Benton thinks from Clark to top of Sentinel D. one day, then back to Inspiration Point. I like the education of the senses gained by[Rest of letter evidently lost][Jeanne C. Carr]
San Mateo, [Calif]
1872 Apr 9
Original letter dimensions: 33 x 21.5 cm.
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