John Muir


John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


1419 Taylor St S F Jan 12th [1876]

Dear Mrs Carr.

John [Smelt?] told me how heavy a burden you were carrying of work & sickness I hope ere this that the Doctor has recovered from his severe attack of rheumatism & that you have had sleep & rest. Your description of the orange lands makes me more than ever eager to see them. In particular the phenomenon of a real lover of Nature such as you mention for one does feel so wholly alone in the midst of this metallic money-clinking crowd – & so you are going to swell down there, & how rosily you write about it, well I hope you may realize it all. Independence in quiet life must be delightful indeed after the battles & the burdens of these heavy years

[in margin: In any case it is a fine [thing?] for old people who have worked & fought through all kinds of stern experiences to have thoughts & schemes so fresh & young as yours. We all hope to see you soon, Cordially Yrs John Muir]



S[an] F[rancisco]

Circa Date

[1876] Jan 12


Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0361

Collection Identifier

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

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



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