John Muir


John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr



[underlined: S[illegible] Home] [underlined: July 23d]

Dear Mrs Carr. I made only a short dash into the dear old Highlands above Yosemite, but all was so full of everything I love every day seemed a measureless period. I never enjoyed the Tuolumne [Cataruals?] so much, coming out of the sun lands, the gray salt deserts of Utah, these wild [ice waters?] sang themselves into my soul more enthusiastically than ever, & the forests breath was sweeter, & cassiope fairer than in all my first fresh contacts, But Im not going to tell it her, I only write now to say that next Saturday I will sail to Los Angeles & spend a few weeks in getting [in margin: #34] some general views of the adjacent regions, then work northward & begin a careful study of the Redwoods. I will at least have time this season for the lower portion of the belt, that is for all South of here. If you have any messages, your may have time to write me I sail at 10’ [underlined: AM]. Or if not you may direct to Los Angeles

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I hope to see Congar, & also the spot you have elected for home. I wish you could be there in your grown fruitful groves all rooted & grounded in the fine garden nook that I know you will make. It must be a great consolation in the midst of the fires you are compassed with to look forward to a tranquil seclusion in the south of wh you are so fond. John says he may not move to Berkeley, & if not I may be here this winter, though I still feel some tendency towards another winter in some mountain den. It is long indeed since I had anything like a [ quiet?] talk with you, you have been going like an avalanche for many a year, & I sometimes fear you will not be able to settle into rest even in the orange groves. Im glad to know that the Doctor is so well. You must be pained by the harmful attacks made upon your tried friend La Grange. Farwell. Ever Cordially Yrs John Muir



San Francisco

Circa Date

[1877] Jul 23


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0541

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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