J [ohn] M. Vanderblit


John Muir


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01073[2]and I have given you therefore a simple statement of my condition. We are now permanently located at this place where our oil works are established. We have a plain but comfortable little house and live in a quiet way – society of course is scarce, no other lady here but my wife – of white men there are seventeen; occasionally a white man or two will call in while not prospecting, once or twice a month the “Rose” calls, & once a month the “Idaho” [thus] we see new faces, being always busy we, do not feel lonesome - and as we enjoy to a great extent living here. The establishment is made up as follows: a factory building 40 x 40 with long gu[illegible] & barrel sheds attached, [illegible] house, seine & salt house, boarding house (the old shore building) bleaching house, new two story store building & two cottages, a wharf in course of erection, steamer “Favorite” as fishing boat, steam


Kilisnoo, near Sitka, Alaska

Date Original

1882 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0882

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Page 2


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