Jeanne C. Carr


Jeanne C. Carr


John Muir


448 [1868]

Madison May 25.

Dear John -

I feel your presence and sympathy in all the gladness of the opening season, but I also feel very keenly the loss of you in my life. I meant to keep such even step with you through all the journey which I prayed might be a blessed one. and before I knew I lost every track and trace of you. This is strange because I wrote exactly as you directed both to Cedar Keys and to New Orleans. I am not a little heavy hearted about you, what have the tropic weeds done to our dear pilgrim youth? To morrow I am going off into the woodiest of our woods with Thüre Rumlein - to find

Arethnsa, and (God willing) Calyp- so - a journey of a hundred miles by jail wagon and on foot, for just two of our fathers children! Dear John how [rich?] you must be by this time! I only write a word now. So uncertain is it if any word will reach you. But I want to know when you are coming back, and if you should touch home soil at New York. I want you to come & see me in Vermont where I am going to spend the summer - I shall be in Castleton Rutland Co. after the 4th of July - until October, probably and I want to see you very very much - My old father & brother know you, and will make you welcome - Dr Carr has left the University. We shall keep our Madison home for the pres- ent and where ever our tent is pitched it will be easy to hang up a curtain for you - All send love and I am always your friend,

Jeanne C. Carr.

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Madison, [Wisc]

Circa Date

[1868] May 25


Original letter dimensions: 21.0 x 13.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 1204

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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