[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[2]will not other flowers lose confidence in you and live like those of other people, sickly and mute,- half in half out of the body No snow fell here Easter evening, but a few wet flakes are falling here and there today Thank you for sending the prophecy of that loving naturalist of yours, it is indeed a pleasant one, but my faith concerning its complete fulfillment is weak. I do not know who your other doctor is, but I am sure that when in the Yo Semite Valley and following the Pacific coast I would obtain a great deal of geology from Doctor Carr, and from yourself & friend I should[3]'win the secret of many a weeds plain heart' I am over estimated by your friend - he places me in com- pany far to honorable, but if we meet in the fields of the sunny south I shall certainly speak to him. Tell him Mrs Carr in your next how thankful I am for his sympathy he is one who can sym- pathize in full, I feel sorry for his like misfortune and am indebted to him through you for many good and noble thoughts A little messenger met me with your letter of Apr 8th when I was on my way to the woods for the first time. I read it upon a moss clad fallen tree


Ind[ianapolis, Ind.]

Date Original

[1867] May 2


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 1053

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Page 3


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