J[ohn] M. Vanderbilt


John Muir


image preview


[4][deleted: will?] Dr. Jackson will arrive at Sitka on the incoming steamer & will spend a couple of months in having the inclement weather of this inhospitable country. “The bells will ring, the [illegible] will shout & the people will all turn out” when Dr J. comes marching along – we hear already his great name mentioned – look out for a new edition of Alaska by Rev. R. J. this fall – This time he comes alone. We are very sorry that Rev. Mr. Lyons & wife have left Sitka & have located in Oregon, they were nice people & good friends & we miss them very much. You will be surprised to hear that Major Morris has relieved Col. Ball as collector of [illegible] here – Major Morris is expected on the August steamer to resume the duties of the office, it is said that he will bring a lot of new depu[illegible] with him. There is a movement on foot to hold a convention at Harrisburgh to call an election for a Delegate to Congress to represent the Territory, it is thought that Col. Ball will receive the majority of votes. Major Berry will likely be the other aspirant to the position. We will be very sorry to lose Col Ball & family & Doctor D[illegible[ Laney, it seems


Steamer Favorite, Kilisnoo, Alaska

Date Original

1881 Jul 9


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0658

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

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.

Page Number

Page 4


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