John Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


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78St Michaels Alaska July 4th 1881 –My dear Mother. Since I wrote you before from this place we have been again in the Arctic Ocean in search of the land party that we sent out from near Kol[illegible]chin Island to explore the Asiatic Coast to the westward, in search of tidings of the Jeanette & the two lost whalers Vigilant & [Mr Wolastan?]. We found our party near Cape Serdze waiting our arrival & succeeded in getting them safely on board after much difficulty on account of the ice that was packed a mile or two wide along the shore, & beaten by a heavy sea that kept the loose blocks on the


St. Michaels, Alaska

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1881 Jul 4


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