John Muir


John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr



Ind' June 9th '67

Dear friend Mrs Carr

I have been looking over your letters & am sorry to that so many of them are uncons[illegible], My debt to you has been increasing very rapidly of late & I dont think it can ever be paid, I am not well enough to work, & I cannot sit still, I have been reading & botanizing for some weeks, & find that for such work I am not very much disabled, I leave this city for home tomorrow accompanied by Merrill Moores, a little friend of mine eleven years of age, we will go to Decatur Ill'. thence northward through the wide prairies botanizing a

few weeks by the way We hope to spend a few days in Madison and I promise myself a great deal of pleasure. I hope to go south towards the end of summer and as this will be a journey that I know very little about I hope to profit by your coun- sel before setting out. I am very happy with the thought of so soon seeing my Madison friends & Madison, and the plants of Madison & yours. I am thankful that this affliction has drawn me to the sweet fields rather than from them. Give my love to Allie & Henry and all my friends Yours most cordially

John Muir

Roses with us are now in their grandest splendor

My address for five or six weeks from this date will be, - Portage City Wis -



Ind[ianapolis, Ind.]

Date Original

1867 Jun 9


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 25.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 1074

Collection Identifier

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

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2 pages


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



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