A collection of material related to the
personal and professional life of Jeanne C. Smith Carr, American educator, garden
landscaper, and Pasadena resident.
Jeanne Caroline Smith Carr (1825-1903), was born in Vermont; she married Ezra Slocum Carr,
a physician and professor, who taught at the University of Wisconsin. The couple moved to
California in 1869, when Ezra became a professor at the University of California, and in
1875, when Ezra Carr was elected state superintendent of public instruction, Jeanne C. Smith
Carr was made assistant superintendent. The Carrs settled in Pasadena, California in 1880,
where Jeanne's life-long interest in botany inspired the development of their home,
"Carmelita," a garden showplace and center of cultural influence. Through-out her adult life
Jeanne C. Smith Carr pursued her scientific interests, contributed articles to newspapers
and magazines, and helped and encouraged such friends as Helen Hunt Jackson, John Muir, and
Charles Warren Stoddard.
5.9 Linear Feet
(5 boxes, 3 volumes, and 1 ephemera envelope)
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