John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[4] 00840 ice. & may possibly find my way home in the fall to see my mother. I wonder if you will really go quietly away south when your office term expires & rest in the afternoon of your life among your pine & orange leaves, or, unable to yet full absolution from official & Womans Rights unrest, you will fight & squirm till sundown. Ive seen nothing of you all these fighting years. I suppose nothing less than an [underlined: exhaustive] miniature of all the leafy creatures of the globe will satisfy your Passadena aspirations. You know how little real sympathy I can give in such play garden schemes, still if so in appreciative & unavailable a man as I may be of use at all, let me known Ever cordially yrs John Muir. [1] 920 Valencia St #21 Apr 9th 1879.Dear Mrs Carr. I did not send the pine book to you because I was using it in rewriting a portion of the Cal Forest article which will appear in Scribner May or June, & because before it could have reached you you were according to your letter to be in San Francisco & could then take it with you. It is entitled “Gardon’s Pineturn”. – Published by Henry Garden, Simpkin, Marshall & Co. Stationers’ Hall Court. 1845, 2d Edition. It is an “exhaustive” work, very exhausting anyhow, & contains a fine big much of little.


920 Valencia St.[San Francisco, Calif]

Date Original

1879 Apr 9


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 1040

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