Jeanne C. Carr


Jeanne [C.] Carr


John Muir


1866 Madison, Dec 16. 66.

Dear John Muir, This is a very grey, chill and unlovely Sabbath (those words do not look nicely together) and I have been up on the moun- tain side with Claude. to worship under the huge stone cross. I was glad to hear from you - glad to know you found the Calypsa. I think you deserved to find it. You are such a true lover of nature. I want to know you, dear friend, many years hence when you shall have a true deep love for art, also, I do not think you ever would feel as warm an interest in works of art as in Natural objects. but the

great sculptures - they would charm you. Mr T. B Reads pic- tures have a wonderful natural charm, I wish you could see some of them. I have been so very busy of late that I have read nothing new. I want to go to Chicago soon to see some new works on Natural History which we shall never be able to afford to buy. When I see them I will write to you about them. The University has very good attendance, but we are still with- out a President. Prof Butler s family are well. Mr Murdock the traged[illegible] [illegible] has been staying with us for the last four months, with two daughters. Col M Myun the State Sap't is also a member of our family, so I have not much time for [illegible] or for my herbal. Allie sends love & little Henry, and Dr Carr wishes to be remembered

Your friend truly [illegible]ianne Carr

I send you my copy of the Stone Mason, by mail. when you have kept it as long as you wish you may return it to me in the same way. I thank you for the [illegible], and should be glad to get a few more of the same. [illegible] C. C.



Madison, [Wisc]

Date Original

1866 Dec 16


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26.0 cm

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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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