[Jeanne C.] Carr
1419 Taylor St S F Jan 12th 
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]
Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 22.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Jeanne C.] Carr,  Jan 12." (1876). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 331.
Reel 03, Image 0361
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