John Muir


[John Muir]


[Jeanne C. Carr]


00380 [Oct 1866] Osgood & Smith Iapolis [11?] #[illegible]

I have not before sent these feelings and thoughts to anybody, but I know that I am speaking to one who by long & deep communion with Nature understands them, and can tell me what is true, or false and unworthy in my experiences, The ease with with with which you have read my mind from hints taken from letters to my child friends gives me confidence to write - Thank you for the compliment of the great picture frame - that is at least one invention that I should not have discovered - -but the picture is but an ins[illegible] -an animal cola, I have stood by a Majestic pine witnessing its high branches waving "in sign of worship", or in converse with the spirit of the storms of autumn, till I forgot my very existence, and thought

myself unworthy to be made a leaf of such a tree - What work do you use in the study of the Fungi, and where can I get a copy. I think of your descrip- tion of these "little children of the seg kingdom" whenever I meet any of them. I am busy with the mosses & liverwork - but find difficulty in percuring a suitable lense. Her is a specimen of Clismacism Americanna - a common moss here but seldom in fruit I was sorry to here of your loss at the University of so valuable a man from such a cause, I hope that the wheels of your institution are again in motion - I have not yet, I am sorry to say found the stone mason of St Point, though I have sought for it a good deal, - By whom is it published Please remember me to my friends I often wish myself near the Doctor

[in margin: with my difficulties in [illegible] Tell Allie Mr. Muir does not forget[illegible]]


Osgood & Smith, Indianapolis [Ind.]

Circa Date

[1866 Oct]


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 12.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0880

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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