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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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