John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[4]Cy[illegible] [illegibla]ulbipera grows in every arbor vitae made in company with the beautiful and frag[illegible] Linn[illegible] [illegible.] Bot[illegible] [illegible]oids is a common fern in many parts of Canada, Osmunda regalis is far less common here than in Wis. I found it in only two cocalities. 6, Claytom[illegible] only in one place near the Niagara Falls the delicale Adiant[illegible] trembles upon every hillside S[illegible]opteris Germanica grows to a great height in open places in arbor vitae, & black ash swamps Comptosorns rhi[illegible], and Seo[illegible] [illegible] [illegible], I found in but one place amid the wet limestone rocks of Owen - Sound. These are many species of Sedge common here which I do not remember having seen in Wis433[1] "The Hollow" Jan 31 /66Dear Mrs Carr, Your last, written in the delicious quiet of a Sabbath in the country, has been read and read a good many times, I was interested with the description you gave of your sermon. You speak of such services like one who appreciated and relished them. But although the page of nature is so [reflected?] with divine truth it is silent concerning the fall of man and the wonders of Redeeming Love might she not have been made to speak as clearly & dognently of these things as she now does of the character & Mrib[illegible] of God. It may be a bad symptom but I will confess that I take more intense delight from reading the power & goodness of God


"The Hollow" [Canada]

Date Original

1866 Jan 21


Original letter dimensions: 18.0 x 23.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0768

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