E[zra] S. [Carr] and Jeanne [C.] Carr


John Muir


Oakland, Alameda Co.,

Cor 11th & Webster Sts.,

Oct. [1869]

Dear John Muir,

Yours of Oct. 3 just received. [I] think you must have another from me by this [time], as I wrote directing to Snellings about the date of yours.
I hope you will consider this your home on the Pacific, and come home not for a meager visit, but to stay, and refit for new expeditions, and rest, and delight us all with what you have seen and experienced. It is a humble home -- more so than any we have known, but we are very glad to be together and once more in the family life, and to it you are urged to come as one of us, by your

Sincere friends,

E. S. and Jeanne Carr.

Prof. Butler darted in upon the day we moved into this house, returning from the Sandwich Islands -- was dry as a chip -- darted in again four or five days later and preached a dry old sermon in Brayton Hall, and has gone back to tell of Mauna Loa and the Liberty Cap, to his winter audiences. It made me so mad that he should have found you! mad at both of you. It was Cunningham you saw. I think Cunningham pitied me in my disappointment -- anyway he tried to pacify me with promises of cones and things. Mrs. Hutchings said she would send me some bulbs of Lilium Californicum -- I wish she would do herself up in a package and come here, and bring "Squirrel". Come along, dear John, and we will talk it all over. Bring your plants, your trunks, your staff and scrip if you wish. Dr. Carr will find room to store your things with his, should it please you.
I expect I have lost my clusters of Sequoia cones. I had some good ones, but they have disappeared. I wanted Cunningham to send me some with fresh seeds that I could make grow.

[Year supplied from Muir's letter of Oct.3, '69]


Oakland, Alameda Co., [California]

Circa Date

[1869] Oct


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 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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