Jeanne C. Carr


Jeanne [C.] Carr


John Muir


Madison, Aug 14, 1867

My dear Mr Muir, I came home from Chicago last week sick, and am only just ready to return to my usual ways. The ferns I wrote of I want for a friend in Troy - Aspedi[illegible] fragrans and A t[illegible] if I can get them Mr Laph[illegible] tells me they are abundant at Kilborn and about the Delles. I care les for any thing else. The Calopogon you can pack in a little wet moss - but do not take any trouble about them. [I have I am now?], and we will confer about moss when you come. If we were nearer to Port Hope. I would ask you to bring me a couple of roots of your favorite Osm[illegible] - but I fear we shall not be here

long enough to make it worth while. I will not write more now except to say that I enjoyed your letter very much. You must come right here with your friend, for the Butlers have a barn full of summer boarders - If you can without [inconvenience?] tuck in a root of each O[illegible], you may or [illegible]

Your friend
[Jeanne?] Carr

Do not go off any where after the Asp[illegible] [but?] if you come [across?] secure some for me. I generally get an old box or basket, tie the foonds closely to a stick & pack tight in moss - I can pack a great many in a long narrow box, or in a box basket, but I can pack nearly as well in a bundle with some [illegible] sticks around to prevent the fronds from being broken -

J. C. C.



Madison, [Wisc]

Date Original

1867 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13.0 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 1118

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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