John Muir


[Louie Strentzel Muir]


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[2]than I now have. This is a grand fact. While the crystal glaciers were creating Yosemite Valley a thousand were uniting here to make Behring Strait & Behring Sea. The south side of the Alentian [chain?] of islands was the boundary of the continent & the ocean. Since the Tom Pope came into the harbor I have written five Bulletin letters which are for you mostly & therefore I need the less to write any detailed narrative of the cruise She will sail at the same hour as we do, & her Captain Mr Millard who has been many times in the Arctic both here & on the Greenland[3]side has promised to make you a visit, & will be able to give you much information. If I could only get a line one word from you to know that you were all well I would be content to wait the end of the voyage with patience & fortitude But my dear its terrible at times to have to endure in so long a dark silence We will not be likely to get a word before September No doubt you have already received the six or seven letters that I sent from Oonalaska & St Paul, also the two or three Bulletin letters fromOonalaska, Write to Bartlett or the office for a [day?] copies of each & save them for me.01012


Plover Bay, Siberia

Date Original

1881 Jun 16


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0616

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