[John Muir]


[Louie Strentzel Muir]


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[6] 5notebooks already Lots of sketches glacier Mtns, Indians, Indian towns etc So you may be sure I have been busy & if I could only hear a word now & then from that home in the California hills I would be the happiest & patientiest man in all Hyperborea. I am alone in the cabin the engine is grinding away making the lamp that is never lighted now rattle, & the joints creak everywhere & the good Corwin is glinding swiftly over smooth blue water about half way to St Laurence Island, & now I must to bed, But before I go I reach my arms towards you & pray God to keep you all.Good night.01016


Between Plover Bay & St. Laurence Island

Date Original

1881 Jul 2


Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0638

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 4


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