John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[2]from "the things which are made" than from the bible, the two books however harmonize beautifully, and contain enough of divine truth for the study of all eternity. It is so much easier for us to employ our faculties upon these beautiful tangible forms than to exercise a simple humble living faith such as you so well describe as enabling us to reach out joyfully into the future to expect what is promised as a thing of tomorrow. I wish Mrs Carr that I could see your mosses, & ferns, & [illegible] I am sure that you must be happier than anybody else you have so much less of winter than others, your parlor garden is verdant and in bloom all the year,[3]I took your hint & [illegible] ten or twelve species of moss all in fruit, also a club moss, a fern, and some li[illegible] and [illegible]hens. I have also a box of thyme. I would go a long way to see your herb [illegible], more especially your ferns & mosses, these two are by far the most interest- ing of all the [illegible] orders to me, the shaded hills & glens of Canada are richly ornamented with these lovely plants. Asp[illegible] [illegible] is common everywhere so also is A [illegible] A, [illegible] A, Co[illegible], & A. a[illegible]des, are also abundant in many places. I found specimens of most of the others A[illegible] bud those I have much [illegible] are more common. -


"The Hollow" [Canada]

Date Original

1866 Jan 21


Original letter dimensions: 18.0 x 23.0 cm

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