J[ohn] M. Vanderbilt
 01020Steamer [Favorite?] Kilisnoo Alasaka July 9th 1881.Dear Mr MuirYou can understand how surprised we were to receive your letter informing us that you intended sailing on the “Corwin” for the Artic – both my wife and I sincerely trust and pray that you will have a pleasant time and return without delay to your family. I would like very much indeed to make such a trip and can appreciate your feelings in wanting to visit the polar regions – as a summer trip I look upon it as almost similar to a trip through this region of country; in winter why a very different experience. We will watch with deep interest for any news of your movements. We intend to write to your wife by this mail and we sincerely hope that in a measure our words will cheer her. With us here the season has so
Steamer Favorite, Kilisnoo, Alaska
1881 Jul 9
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0652
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