Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[Jeanne C. Carr]

Transcription

#49




00532




sympathy I am glad to see that you so healthily & happily look upon Death My own views concerning death have changed very much since I walked with Nature & I almost think of copying some thoughts for you from my note book Mrs Hutchings & I were speaking of death sorrows some time ago She said that in her opinion those were the happiest who possessed the greatest number of large griefs I wish that you were with us among these

Ever your friend John Muir

15 apr 1871

[Original letter in mounted set of letters to Mrs. Carr, #49].

[Apr., 1871]

[Letter mutilated]

... .sympathy and I am glad to see that you so healthily and happily look upon Death.
My own views concerning Death have changed very much since I walked with Mature, and I almost think of copying some thoughts for you from my note-book.
Mrs. Hutchings and l were speaking of death sorrows some time ago. She said that in her opinion those were the happiest who possessed the greatest number of large griefs. I wish that you were with us among these...

Ever your friend,
John Muir

[Year supplied as paper used is same as that in letter of Nov. 4, (1870)].

[Complete letter found in bound typewritten set of Muir-Carr letters, as follows]

Yosemite, Apr. 15th.

Dear friend:

Your note of Feb. 14th with tidings of your sorrow has just reached me. You know that you have my innermost sympathy and I am glad to see that you so healthily and happily look upon death.
My own views concerning death have changed very much since I walked with Nature and i almost think of copying some thoughts for you from my note-book.
Mrs. Hutchings and I were speaking of death sorrows some time ago. She said that in her opinion those were the happiest who possessed the greatest number of large griefs. I wish that you were with us among these mountain powers; we would go to a shadowy place and have a glorious mingling of death thoughts, but I will not try to write. Farewell.

Ever your friend,
John Muir

Location

[Yosemite]

Source

Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir02_0425-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0425

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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 http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. 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

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

3 pages

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