John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[2]myriads of joyous plant beings clothed in rosy golden light, what would old [illegible] or Mrs Carr say to this - I was sorry to think of the loss of your letters but it is just what might be expected from the wretched mail arrangements of the south. I am not surprised to hear of your leaving Madison and am anxious to know where your lot will be cast, If you go to South Am' soon I shall hope to meet you, & if you should decide to seek the [illegible] of the Pacific in Cala' before the end of the year I shall find you & be glad to make another visit to the Yo Sem.' with your doctor & Priest accord- ing to the old plan. I know the way up the swells to the falls, & I know too the abode of many a precious mountain fern, I gathered plenty[3]for you but you must see them at home, not an angel could tell a [illegible] of these glories. If you make home in Cala', I know from experience how keenly you will feel the absence of the special flowers you love no others can fill their places, heaven itself would not answer without Calypso & [illegible] - I think that you will find in Cala' just what you desire in climate & scenery, for both are so varied. March is the spring time of these plains, April' the summer & May is Autumn, the other months Dry, & wet winter, uniting with each other, & with the other seasons by splices & overlappings of very simple & very int[illegible] kinds. I rode [illegible] the seasons in going to the Yo Sem- last spring I started from the Joaquin


…between the Tuolumne and Stanislaus Rivers

Date Original

[1868] Nov 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 1273

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Page 3


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