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Carr, Jeanne C. Smith

Works: 18 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 582 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Archives  Manuscripts  Finding aids  History  Biography  Portraits  Obituaries 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH31.M9, 333.72092
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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Muir's letters to Carr were published in 1915 and have enjoyed an illustrious history, Carr's letters to Muir remained unpublished, and the extent of Carr's influence on her friend over the next three decades, unappreciated.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 116 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

Charles Warren Stoddard autograph album by Charles Warren Stoddard( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection consists of an autograph album containing handwritten notes, letters, poems, and drawings by approximately 200 friends and acquaintances of American author Charles Warren Stoddard, including leading American literary figures, journalists, poets, critics, politicians, and actors of the late 19th century. Among the many notable contributors are Samuel Clemens, Bret Harte, and Joaquin Miller. The earliest item in the book is an 1863 dedication by Thomas Starr King, and continues with contributions primarily from members of San Francisco literary society beginning in the mid-to-late 1860s through the late 1890s, as well as from friends in other locales where Stoddard lived or traveled including Louisville, Kentucky; Washington, D.C.; Massachusetts; New York; and Hawaii. A letter from L.C. Bayles (page 23) introduces lines of verse with the note "in accordance with your request," reflecting Stoddard's curation of the album as a compendium of verse and personal sentiments tailored towards friendships and literary musings. The volume includes two photographs of groups of men and women, captioned, "Riverdale, N.Y., July 4th 1890" (page 116). There are manuscript poems and lines of verse, often penned specifically for Stoddard, from literary friends including Isaac Hull Adams; Daniel Dulany Addison; Benjamin Parke Avery; William Barry; Fred Buel; James F. Bowman; George Burrows; Carrie Carlton; Bliss Carman; Pierre Cauwet; Robert W. Chambers; Sarah M. Clarke; Ada Clare; Katherine E. Conway; Ina D. Coolbrith; R. M. Daggett; Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren; Malcolm Douglas; Theodore F. Dwight; Eugene Field; Hamlin Garland; Grace Greenwood; Bret Harte; Jerome Hart; John Hay; Charles Hinton; Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.; William Dean Howells; Daniel E. Hudson; Thomas A. Janvier; Tremenheere Johns; Ralph Keeler; George Kennan; Orpheus C. Kerr; Alice Kingsbury (Cooley); Rudyard Kipling; Emilie Lawson; James Linen; Fitz Hugh Ludlow; Adah Isaacs Menken; John Malone; Joaquin Miller; Morton Mitchell and Laddie Mitchell; James Whitcomb Riley; James Jeffrey Roche; Edgar Saltus; Richard Henry Savage; Emma D.E.N. Southworth; Frank Soulé; Bella Z. Spencer; Horatio Stebbins; Maria Longworth Storer (with sketches); J. D. Strong; M.D. Strong; H. A. Stuart; T. R. Sullivan; Bayard Taylor; Charles Wadsworth; Charles Henry Webb; May Wentworth; George Edward Woodberry; and R. C. Wyllie. Prose and letters from L. C. Bayles; Frederick Billings; Ezra S. Carr and his wife, Jeanne C. Smith Carr; Samuel Clemens; Laura Cuppy; G. B. Densmore; Annie Fields; Archibald C. Gunter; Francis King Harte; Louise E. Holden; Jules Luquiens; C. T. H. Palmer; Theodore Roosevelt; Anna Josephin Savage; Rodney L. Tabor; Charles A. Wetmore; Virgil M. Williams; and Thérèse Yelverton. Drawings include ones by Reginald B. Birch; John S. Bugbee; Arthur Lemon; G. Thomas; and Theodore Wores. There are also brief notes and/or signatures of individuals including Charles Francis Adams; Henry Adams; Frances Hodgson Burnett; Ada, Dyas; Louise Imogen Guiney; Iza Duffus Hardy; Clarence King; Francis D. Millet; Thomas Nelson Page; Theodore Roosevelt; Charles Dudley Warner; and Lydia Woodworth. The contents are handwritten on blank pages in an "Album" published by Leavitt & Allen, consisting of 241 pages including an engraved title page and frontispiece and [8] other engraved plates with illustrations by Creswick, W. H. Bartlett, W. Tombleson; J. Smillie and T. Addison Richards; engravings by J. Sartain; J. Bannister; Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Smillie; J. White; and C. T. Giles. Edges gilt
John Muir collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Muir (1838-1914) was a naturalist and philosopher, famous for calling attention to the natural lands of the United States and spurring on the movement to develop the National Parks. This collection spans from 1824-1966 and includes correspondence, an original sketch of Muir by Eva Scott Fenyes, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and a copy of Muir's Yosemite Valley journal
Helena Modjeska letters to Jeanne C. Carr by Helena Modjeska( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two personal letters written by Polish-American stage actress Helena Modjeska to her friend Jeanne C. Smith Carr in Pasadena, California. The letters consist of a 1888 November 26 letter, written from El Toro, California, declining an invitation and referencing their past visits (3 pages, autograph letter signed, with envelope) (HM 44790), and a 1889 November 30 letter, written from the Broadway Theatre, New York City, discussing Carr's request to write a biographical sketch of Modjeska; Modjeska's role as Lady Macbeth, her feelings about performing roles from Shakespeare, and her stage fright (6 pages, autograph letter signed), with clipping "'Macbeth' at the Broadway" (HM 44791)
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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