John Muir


John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


9742 1419 Taylor St S F Apr’ 3d [1876]

Dear Mrs Carr,

We will all be glad to see you We all heard of the outrage committed on Johnnie & hoped it might not be so serious as made to appear in the press Mr. Swett told me the other day that he met a friend down town who was acquainted with the Whites intimately who gave it as his opinion that Mr White was insane – had a brother in the asylum- & was as jealous of a half dozen other persons as of Johnnie If I knew Neds boarding house I would visit him for I know he must feel terribly agitated The last time I saw him he was rejoicing over Johnnies steady manly development like an old fond father over some reformed son – As for the stranded sapless condition of political geology I care only for the fruitless work expended upon it by friends The glaciers are not affected thereby neither am I nor Cassidpa-

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The first meeting I had with Mr Moore was at the lecture the other night He seemed immeasurably astonished of find me in so anti sequestered a condition, but in the meanwhile he is more changed than I for he seems semi crazy on literature as Mrs M is wholly doubly so on paint I will show your letter to Mr. Swett when he comes in who will doubtless be able to decipher the meaning of the heads & tails of your bodyless sentences Im sorry most of all for the destruction of the “Teacher” thus cutting off the only adequate outlet for your own thoughts – but hang it let them decapitate [in margin: & hang – they cannot hang Cassiope Ever Yrs Cordially John Muir]


S[an] F[rancisco]


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 19.5 cm.

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