John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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be in Oakland in two weeks & so I made up a package for you of lily bulbs, cones, ferns etc but she wrote me a few days ago that she was still in the valley. I find that a portion of my specimens collected in the last two years and left at this place & Hopeton are not very well cared for & I have concluded to send them to you. I will ship them in a few days by express & I will be down myself perhaps in about a year. If there is anything in these specimens that the Dr' Carr make use of in his lectures tell him to do so freely of course The purple of these plains & of this whole round sky is very impressively glorious after a year[in margin: in the deep rocks. People all thriving [illegible] are beginning to hear of "Dr. Carr" he accomplishes a]00523 [1870] Tuolumne river two miles below La- Grange Nov 4thDear friend Mrs Carr Yours of Oct 2d reached me a few days since, The Amazon & Andes have been in all my thoughts for many years & I am sure that I shall meet them some day ere I die, or become settled & civilized & useful I am obliged to you for all of this information I have studied many paths & plans for the interior of South America but none so easy & sure ever appeared as this of your letter I thought of landing at Guayaquil & crossing the mountains to the Amazon float to Para, subsisting on berries & quinine but to steam along the palmy shores with[in margin: wonderful amount of work. My love to Allie & to the Dr & I am ever most cordially yours John Muir]


La Grange, [Calif]

Date Original

[1870] Nov 4


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0349

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