John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[4]I believe with you that "nothing is without meaning & purpose that comes from a Fathers hand". but during these dark weeks I could not feel this and as for courage & fortitude scarce the shadows of these virtues were left me, the shock upon my nervous system made me weak in mind as a child but enough of woe When I can walk to where fruited specimens of climacum are I will send you many as you wish - I must close I thank you all again for your kindness I cannot make sentences that will tell how much I feel in- debted to you Please remember me to all my friends. You will write soon. I can read my letters now. Please send them to care of Osgood & Smith Cordially J Muir00403[1] [1867] Sunday Apr 6th Mrs Carr Dear friend Your previous letter of the 15th reached me last night - by accident it was nearly lost I cannot tell you Mrs Carr how much I appreciate your sympathy and all of these kind thoughts of [illegible] & [illegible] consolation which you have stored for me in this letter I am much better than when I write you - can now sit up about all day & in a room partly lighted Your Doctor says "the [illegible] humor may be restored. - How by nature or by art The position of my wound will be seen in this figure [figure of an eye pinpointing wound area] The eye is pierced just where the cornea meets the [illegible] coating I do not know the depth


[Indianapolis, Ind.]

Date Original

[1867] Apr 6


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0986

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