Jeanne [C.] Carr


John Muir


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[4]open it early in October, but there is no certainty. A larger number than ever before had applied for rooms and many have gone away. I suppose you have in [illegible] the advantage of access to a good [illegible]. I suppose you have before this found my beautiful book. "The Stone Mason of Saint Point", and what did you think of it? And did you ever find Calypso for yourself in the North Roads? I have a great many questions to ask you, and I trust there is a time coming for them all. You do not know how we hold you in our memories as one apart from all other students, in your [power?] of insight into Nature, & the simplicity of your love for her. I think you would love her as well if she did did not turn mill wheels, or grind any bodys grist. Besides, I like you for your [individualized?] acceptance of realigious truth, and feel a deep sympathy in it. We are truly your friends, dear John [1] [1866] Madison Oct 12.Dear Mr Muir, No, dear John Muir, little Henrys letter has made me feel how much I have lost in letting your alone so many months, and I have done injustice to my own heart in not telling you how really sorry I was for the misfortune that took you out of the Canada Woods. Somehow I thought you were a picture fitly framed in that wild picturesque region. I'd you not feel more at home with the nature there, than at the human element now surrounding you! I like to think of you either in the good old mothers arms, or where mens work is the work of the ages. But I see that you are lonely - and I know it is not well for you. I write to ask you to come here this fall, before natureCome to us freely & try whether it will keep the loneliness, [& come?] and see us this fall, or any time when you can. Yours most sincerely Jeanne Carr 00381


Madison, [Wisc]

Date Original

[1866] Oct 12


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm

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