John Muir


John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr and [Ezra S.] Carr


La Grange Nov 15 69

Dear friend Mrs & Mr Carr

I thank you most heartly for the very kind invitation you send me. I could enjoy a blink of rest in your new home with a relish that only those can know who have suffered solitary banishment for so many years but I must return to the mountains - to Yo Semite I am told that the winter storms there will not be easily borne but I am bewitched-enchanted & tomorrow I must start for the great tem- ple to listen to the winter songs & sermons preached & sung only there The plains here are green already & the upper Mtn's have the pearly whiteness of their first snows

Farewell I will bring you some cones in the spring I hope that you enjoy your labor in your new sphere - My love to all your family - & I am yours most cordially John Muir


La Grange [Calif. ]

Date Original

1869 Nov 15


Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 36 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0171

Collection Identifier

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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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2 pages


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



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