John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne] Carr


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Martinez Jan. 12,88 Dear Mrs. Carr I can appreciate your difficulty in getting under way with that article. So many diverse winds of doctrine. I saw from your first M.S. that you had difficulty in getting launched. You were evidently trying to do too much. No matter about the jogs and lifts of the Cordilleras and the resulting influence on human whims and purses etc. Just pitch in and paint your pictures whatever you see that interests you. The changes if any that may be desired may easily be made. If you look for and listen for more instructions you will write nothing freely


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1888 Jan 12


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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1888 Jan 12 JM to Mrs Carr

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1888 Jan 12 JM to Mrs Carr p1


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