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Carr, Jeanne C. Smith

Works: 16 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 578 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Manuscripts  Finding aids  History  Biography  Portraits  Obituaries 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH31.M9, B
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Most widely held works by Jeanne C. Smith Carr
Kindred & related spirits : the letters of John Muir and Jeanne C. Carr by John Muir( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeanne C. Carr was thirty-five years old, wife of a chemistry professor, and a mother of four boys when she first met John Muir in 1860. It was clear to her that Muir, a twenty-two year-old inventor, was a young man of remarkable talents and potential, and by the time he left the University of Wisconsin three years later, a lifelong friendship had been initiated between Carr and Muir." "While Muir's letters to Carr were published in 1915 and have enjoyed an illustrious history, Carr's letters to Muir remained unpublished, and the extent of Carr's influence on her friend over the next three decades, unappreciated. As this researched assemblage of the correspondence attests, Muir's destiny owed no small debt to Carr. She doted on and comforted Muir, offering him understanding and advice in addition to abiding affection. She urged Muir to visit Yosemite where his life's work began, introduced him to influential people, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, and badgered him to publish his work. Their friendship, characterized by an ecstatic spiritual celebration of the natural world, nurtured and sustained Muir from his obscure beginnings as an amateur botanist and continued as he grew into one of the most influential preservationists and natural historians of all time."--BOOK JACKET
Letters to a friend, written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr, 1866-1879 by John Muir( Book )

6 editions published between 1915 and 1973 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Muir published over 300 articles and 12 books, now retaining a legacy as the patron saint of the American Wilderness.' Muir is remembered on 21 April each year, as California celebrates John Muir Day; a celebration of his philosophy, which exalted wild landscape over human culture and helped to change the way Americans view their natural surroundings When John Muir was a student in the University of Wisconsin he was a frequent caller on the house of Dr. Ezra S. Carr. The kindness shown him there, and especially the sympathy which Mrs. Carr, as a botanist and a lover of nature, felt in the young man; interests and aims, led to the formation of a lasting friendship. He regarded Mrs. Carr, indeed, as his spiritual mother. These are some of the letters that John wrote to Ezra
Afoot to Yosemite : a sketch by John Muir( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hotel San Gabriel, East San Gabriel, California by San Gabriel (Calif.)( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Muir collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection spans from 1824-1966 and includes copies of John Muir's correspondence with Charles Fletcher Lummis from 1895-1912, an original sketch of Muir by Eva Scott Fenyes, newspaper clippings of articles by or about John Muir, ephemera, and a copy of Muir's journal documenting his time in the Yosemite Valley from 1869-1870. The journal copy appears to have been made by Jeanne Carr, date unknown. This collection contains photostats of correspondence between Muir and Lummis, the originals of which have been moved to the Charles Fletcher Lummis Manuscript Collection, MS.1.1.3221A and B
Jeanne C. Smith Carr collection by Jeanne C. Smith Carr( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection includes a hand-written manuscript by Jeanne Carr entitled "The First Families of California," undated; articles by C. F. Shoop from 1959 and 1962 on Carr scholar Frank T. Thompson and his research on the Carr home, Carmelita, and Jeanne and Ezra Carr; an article titled "Emerson and Etienne Geoffroy St. Hilaire" by Thompson, 1951; and a Jeanne Carr obituary newspaper clipping, 1903
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Kindred & related spirits : the letters of John Muir and Jeanne C. Carr
Alternative Names
Carr, Ezra S. Mrs

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