Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore


John Muir


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[2]about "Mark Kerrs Great Feat." "Mark Kerr alone on Mr. St. Elias." It seems M. K. had rushed home to San F. and into the arms of the local and Ass. Press and there was no whisper about the Russell Expedition or any one but M.K. the young dude, who went as Mr Russells assistant. On the strength of those dispatches Mr. Johnson had telegraphed to some one to find M.K. & got refusal of an [mss.?] & had telegraphed you. I fairly groaned at the situation. All Mr Russells work and effort of two years to go to the glory of that insignificant Kerr. Mr. Russell [3]was on the train travelling toward Washington as fast as he could while Mark Kerr was dazzling San Francisco. It was hard to catch him, but I wrote a letter for Mr. Johnson to Mrs. Russell While I was writing it Mr. Gilder handed in your telegram with the "Never heard of Kerr. Russell is reliable" in it and I almost hurrahed. It was quite dramatic and you saved the day for Mr. Russell. After that I wrote to the manager of the Associated Press at Washington and asked him if he couldn't send out something from this end of the line


… New York

Date Original

1890 Oct 22


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 X 25.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0679

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