[John Muir]


[Strentzel Family]


image preview


4eroded this harbor & brought the many islands about it into relief was nearly westward. The box was opened & mined into with a corkscrew & your health [illegible] many times on the way hither. We had missionaries many aboard only one to stay however. A young lady who I suppose was crossed in something or other & offered herself as a [convertor?] of these Indians about Fort Wrangall. To her I presented one bottle for purposes strictly missionary 16th Another lovely day. So cool so calm so bright. In an hour or two 4 P.M. we return to Fort Wrangall I mean to leave the California there & wait over one trip exploring the glaciers as far inland as possible The glacial phenomena are glorious all about here close to shore, far up the heights & at the bottom of the bays & inlets I hope to hear from you at Port Townsend where I hope to arrive in a month. W. T.[in margin: Cordially Yours John Muir] [circled in margin: 1a]


Sitka, [Alaska]

Date Original

1879 Jul 15


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 1116

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date


Page Number

Page 4


John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle