John Muir


John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne] Carr


Martinez, January 7, 1895

My dear Mrs Carr, We are all glad that you so wisily work & bear up under your bereavement. All this passing from life to life however gloriously hopeful is ever sad, & they are truly blest who have the strength & faith to work on & enjoy on without halting or hasting like a star, as Goethe says, or like a glacier as I say.

All those cases of spirit-sight seem strange and most of us have to go on without it as best we can. Remember me warmly to Mrs Conger and tell her that I always look back with pleasure to the long hearty visit I enjoyed at her house when the family were as yet undivided.

I would like to do as you say come to Pasadena with the children & Mrs. Muir but we can’t leave Grandma who as you know is an invalid.

I think I told you before of my trip to Norway Switzerland Scotland etc & my visit to Madison when I met all the present professors. Give my kind regards to the boys and believe me Mrs Smith is impatiently waiting for a letter from you Ever your friend John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1895 Jan 7


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20 cm.

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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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