Jeanne [C.] Carr
Dear John Muir.
I am mad and mourning to day. and this is my trouble - Sunday the blessed Easter Sunday I was happy in the resurrection of the earth, in tune with all the new life, and as a gentle April rain was falling at evening I put out my house plants to be washed and beautified in it. It was raining of course it would not freeze! Monday morning - six inches of snow. my great geraniums my flowing Saalvias and tea roses, all ruined, even the ivy blackened & for the present, spoiled. I was so excited trying to save & restore them that I did not at first feel the desolation of a flowerless home as I do now,
Then I put you big trouble along side of my little one, and put a brave face on it. I hung the naked roses of ivy around the 'kernel of the' house. There will be a few new leaves when you get able to see them. Here's a letter from the good priest, who puts a pleasant prophecy in it, and I put it in for you. You will return it please, because I keep every pleasant word of this dear soul. who has passed through your sorrow. the stone masons sorrow - whose life is all love and service like Claudes. When he is dead, these precious leaves of his life, will be a sweet inheritance for some be- lated soul to possess - Your see dear John, he recognizes you as one baptized by Nature and the Spirit. I hope you are better. Let me know.
Your friend Jeanne Carr
[Madison, Wisc. ?]
Original letter dimensions: 28.0 x 11.5 cm
Carr, Jeanne C., "Letter from Jeanne C. Carr to John Muir, 1867 Apr" (1867). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1237.
Reel 01, Image 1044
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