John Muir


Jeanne Carr


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[page 2] being laid upon stronger shoulders. I did not bring you down any Sedum roots or Cassiope sprays because I had not then received your letter, not that I forgot you as I passed the blessed Sierra heathers, or the primulas, or the pines laden with fragrant, nutty cones. But I am more and more made to feel that my gardens and herbariums and woods are all in their places as they grow, and I know them there, and can find them when I will. Yet I ought to carry their poor dead or dying forms to those who can have no better. The Valley is lovely, scarce more than a whit the worse for the flower-crushing feet that every summer brings….


Yosemite Valley, Calif.

Date Original

1875 Jul 31


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier

1875 July 31 JM to Mrs Carr

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1875 July 31 JM to Mrs Carr p2


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