[John Muir]


Helen [Muir]


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[letterhead]2for the runners of my little sled I am going to pull on the ice when I go to look at it. I was up a big mountain & saw some fine pretty hills & I made pictures of them & will bring them back for you to see. Tell Mamma I can eat very big dinners now I had beans & mush & bacon for breakfast this morning, & a whole quart of coffee, & beans & bacon & chees & another quart of coffee for dinner & a hard tack. Sometimes we have dried peaches or apricots & cheese & even pancakes & yeast powder bread but it is very hard making the fire burn in the rain & wind when the weather is bad. Still it only makes us the hungrier for sometimes we01446


Muir Glacier, Glacier Bay [Alaska]

Date Original

[1890] Jul 8


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0559

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Page 2


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