Jeanne C. Carr
John Muir & Louie Muir
Pasadena June 3” 1880.
My dear John & Louie,
I should hardly have waited a formal announcement of your wedded happiness before sending my blessing directly to you, under other circumstances: but never has my life been so [involved?] and so little under my own control. I think of your charming house as complete now, of the dear mothers content to lie still & get well with so excellent a story letter always at command, of a certain comforting sense in the fathers mind that somebody will care for his beloved trees when his time for rest arrives; more than all I hope and believe that this marriage was made in heaven, fore ordained from the beginning. I could not have been more pleased if I had mixed the cup myself. Dear John — Mrs Moore’s with us, she came very much broken, is better and paints diligently many hours every day. You remember
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the ranch, well, she says she has never liked any place as much save that home in the Redwoods. I have also two boarding pupils, all in the barn. The place is in fine order thanks to Ned?, who turns out to be an excellent farmer. Allie is not able to do much hard work, & Dr Carr is too lame to use ‘shovel or hoe’. We shall have a fine crop of grapes, & our [illegible] oranges are full f[illegible]ted, also cherries, currants & other things which we were assured would not live & bear fruit. Come & see us when you can — I suppose the true bridal trip will be to the Yo Semite, of [course?] at the [Summit?] of the season. If you go, please take Louie to Mrs Black, & give her my love, and this message, “This is the only woman that I ever knew, who seemed a mate for John.” Dr Carr & Ned send love and congratulations, and Mrs Moore intends to write hers. Most affectionately yours Jeanne C. Carr.
L[illegible] [illegible] in bloom under my [Oregon?] cedar.
1880 Jun 3
Original letter dimensions: 25 x 19.5 cm.
Carr, Jeanne C., "Letter from Jeanne C. Carr to John Muir & Louie Muir, 1880 Jun 3." (1880). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 553.
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