John Muir


John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr




Los Angeles, Cal. Aug 12th 1877

Dear Mrs Carr Ive seen your sunny Pasadena & the patch called yours, Everything about here pleases me & I felt sorely tempted to take Dr Congars advice & invest in an orange patch myself. I feel sure you will be happy here with the Doctor & Allie among so rich a luxuriance of sunny vegetation How you will dig & dibble in that mellow loom, I cannot think of you standing erect for a single moment unless it be in looking away out into the dreamy west. I made a fine shaggy little five days excursion back in the heart of the San Gabriel Mountains, and then a week of real pleasure with Congar resurrecting the past about Madison He has a fine little farm fine little family & fine cozy home.

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Los Angeles. Aug 12. 77.

I felt at home with Congar & at once took possession of his premises & all that in them is. We drove down [in margin: #30] through the settlements eastward & saw the best orange groves & vineyards but the mountains I as usual met alone. Although so gray & silent & unpromising they are full of wild gardens & ferneries Lilyries some specimens ten feet high with twenty lilies big enough for bonnets, The main results I will tell you some other time should you ever have an hours leisure. I go North today, by rail to Newhall thence by stage to Soledad & on to Monterey where I will take to the woods & feel my way in free study to San Fran May reach the city about the middle of next month. Heard through your factor here that Miss Powell is worse & that you would not be down soon I received your letter & Postal, also the letters you thought I had lost viz one from Salt Lake for which I sent & one from Yosemite wh Black forwarded With love to all I am ever yrs cordially JM


Pico House, Los Angeles, Cal.

Date Original

1877 Aug 12


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0551

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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