J[ohn] M. and [Lena ?] Vanderbilt
[Louie Strentzel Muir]
Sitka Alaska July 13/81.Dear Mrs. MuirWe received a letter from your husband written on the eve of his departure by the steamer “Corwin” for the polar regions, it was a great surprise to us as we hoped that he would pay us a visit this summer and bring you with him, we now look forward to a pleasant visit from you next season. We cannot wonder at Mr. Muirs availing himself of so rare a chance to see the beauties of that ever spoken of grand region & knowing his deep love for the work in which he has devoted a life of study. It must be very hard for you both to part for so long a time but the knowledge of ever faithful love helps us in a measure to bear up under such trying circumstances, we sincerely sympathize with you. The voyage will be a grand one, full of rare, new study and one we would06097
1881 Jul 13
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.
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