Jeanne [C.] Carr


John Muir


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[Apr. 1867]Dear John Muir. I am mad and mourning to day. and this is my trouble - Sunday the blessed Easter Sunday I was happy in the resurrection of the earth, in tune with all the new life, and as a gentle April rain was falling at evening I put out my house plants to be washed and beautified in it. It was raining of course it would not freeze! Monday morning - six inches of snow. my great geraniums my flowing Saalvias and tea roses, all ruined, even the ivy blackened & for the present, spoiled. I was so excited trying to save & restore them that I did not at first feel the desolation of a flowerless home as I do now,


[Madison, Wisc. ?]

Date Original

[1867 Apr]


Original letter dimensions: 28.0 x 11.5 cm

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