J[ohn] M. Vanderbilt


John Muir


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2 01020 [3]and peaceful town for a mining camp. Many places claims are doing well and capitalists of San Francisco have taken ahold of quartz which looks very well. Quite a number of prospectors are out in other sections but no new finds have been made at present. We have had a photographer travelling with us for two months taking views about the country, he has taken a fine collection of glaciers, icebergs, mountains &c &c. Rev. Young has made a short rip with me and is now on his way to Wrangel in a canoe. He is doing well both physically & otherwise, he expressed surprise when hearing that you had gone north but wishes you all the success possible, we are both disappointed in knowing that you will not be here this season but hope that you can be with us next season. The Mission at [Chileat?] is rather [Chileoot?], by our store, is to be established this month – our old friend & traveler


Steamer Favorite, Kilisnoo, Alaska

Date Original

1881 Jul 9


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0656

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