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
1895 Jan 7
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Jeanne Carr 1895 Jan 7" (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4813.
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