Carr, Jeanne C. Smith

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Jeanne Caroline Smith Carr was born in Vermont and married Ezra Slocum Carr, a physician and professor, who taught at the University of Wisconsin before they moved to California in 1869. Ezra became a professor at the University of California, and in 1875 when he was elected state superintendent of public instruction, his wife was made assistant superintendent. The Carrs settled in Pasadena in 1880, where Jeanne's long interest in botany inspired the development of their home, "Carmelita," a garden showplace and center of cultural influence.

From the description of Papers of Jeanne C. Smith Carr, 1842->1903. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122383247

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. Collection of manuscripts and letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, 1852-1887 (bulk 1871-1885). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Muir, John, 1838-1914. John Muir papers; 1849-1957. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
creatorOf Carr, Jeanne C. Pasadena, the crown of the valley, ca. 1893. Natural History Museum Los Angeles County Foundation, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson journals and notebooks, 1820-1880, 1820-1880 and undated. Houghton Library
referencedIn John Muir papers, 1849-1957 University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Laura Gordon papers, [ca. 1852-1882] Bancroft Library
creatorOf Carr, Jeanne C. Smith. Papers of Jeanne C. Smith Carr, 1842->1903. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Muir, John, 1838-1914. Papers of John Muir [manuscript], 1885-1915. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Carr, Ezra S. (Ezra Slocum), 1819-1894. person
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
correspondedWith Gordon, Laura de Force, 1838-1907 person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. person
associatedWith Lemmon, J. G. (John Gill), 1832-1908. person
associatedWith Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice, 1820-1905. person
associatedWith Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909. person
associatedWith Muir-Hanna Trust person
associatedWith Muir, John, 1838-1914. person
associatedWith Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909. person
associatedWith Tanaka, Fujimaro, 1845 or 6-1909. person
associatedWith University of California (1868-1952) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Wisconsin corporateBody
associatedWith Wilder, Marshall P. (Marshall Pinckney), 1798-1886. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--Description and travel
Pasadena (Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)


Birth 1825-05-12

Death 1903-12-14





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