John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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We spent about five hours in Chicago. I did not find many flowers in her t[illegible]ous streets, only a few grassy plants of wheat, & two or three pieces of [illegible] A[illegible], [illegible], C[illegible] etc, The weeds I suppose for man to walk upon the wheat to feed him. I saw some green algae, but no mosses, I expected to see some of the latter on wet walls, & in seams on the pavement but I suppose that manufacturers smoke, & the terrible noise is too great for the hardist of them I wish I knew where I was going - doomed to be "carried of the Spirit into the wilderness" I suppose, I wish I could be more moderate in my des[illegible] but I cannot, & so there is no rest. Is not your experience the same in thisI feel myself deeply indebted to you all for your great [illegible] kindeness not any the less if from Itup[illegible] & s[illegible] I forgot on leaving to express it - Farewell J Muir


Indianapolis [Ind.]

Date Original

1867 Aug 30


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 1130

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