Jeanne C. Carr
for I had a pleasure early in this month worthy to have been shared with you. I put out my hand for you once or twice when a magnificenter view than the rest of the Upper Himalayas was unfolded. Trees, trees, trees, our pines over again. Straight columnar infinate in numbers. and the great imperial Photographs give the appearance of immensity in heights and distances. It must be so. God has done his best with men and mountains in Asia. A Mr Smith who has travelled everywhere - offered my friends the use of his Albums for a few days. One great Imperial Album had hundreds of beautifully colored photographs of the people of Japan Loo Choo & India - in all their various avocations - another of scenery in Japan. the other two
[numeric?] folios were the largest sized photos of Himalayan scenery and Indian buildings and cities. John the vale of Cashmere has not yet been seen or sung. The "Taj Mahal," the tomb of a beautiful beloved woman caused me to put my hand upon my mouth - Inspired marble? Yes. light fleecy as clouds upon Tessiak, spiritual as water in its most spiritual mood 'frozen music,' perhaps, but melting into a smile of love. Dear dervish, lets go and see 'em our two selves! The old year wanes - I give you its last breath. The saddest of years to me. I shall love it for the sacred sorrow it has brought. Thank God for it - for its pure associations and aspirations. For you beloved friend I am always grateful, and my heart always builds precious hopes upon you.
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Carr, Jeanne C., "Letter from Jeanne C. Carr to [John Muir?], [1890 ?]." (1890). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1992.
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