Jeanne C. Carr


J[eanne] C. C[arr]


[John Muir]


[Fragment of letter of Mrs. Carr, March 3, 1872 ]

I shall put your glacial letter to me with the one to LeConte into shape and send to Mr. Emerson, asking him to get it published in the Atlantic. You are not to know anything about it -- Let it take its chances.
But my mind is made up on one 'pint'. All this fugitiveness is going to be gathered up, lest you should die like Hoses in the mountains and God should bury you where 'no man knoweth'. I copied every word of your old Journal. It looks pretty, and reads well. You have only to continue it and make the 'Yosemite Year Book', painting in your inimitable way, the march of the Seasons there.
Try your pen on some of the humans, too. Get sketches at least. I think it would be a beautiful book. Then you will put your scientific convictions into clear-cut crystalline prose for other uses.
I have not broached the money question with Mr. Carmany; will set Mr. Benton upon that if any smallness should manifest itself.

March 3d.

Our good minister, Mr. Hamilton, is ill and Dr. Carr preached today, Mr. Benton doing the praying. The lecture was upon the Identities of Faith, with readings from Hindoo scriptures and from Paul and others in our own -- and the prayers were excellent and fitted to the occasion. It was a very uncommon thing all through and seemed [to] open a window into some minds. Excuse these accidental half sheets. Dr. Carr sends love, and Allie, and

I am always your friend,


[Jeanne C. Carr]



[San Mateo, Calif]

Circa Date

[1872] Mar 3


Original letter dimensions: 33 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0713

Collection Identifier

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

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