[John Muir]


Helen [Muir]


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[letterhead]4no night here. It is 9 oclock just now & I suppose you are sleeping my little Darling & the ship is going soon, but I want to write until the ship starts I am writing in the Captain's cabin & he will send me ashore to my own little cloth house before the ship starts. He sent a boat for me when he came in with all the people into this place to see the ice, to tell me to come & eat dinner with him - & so I had one good dinner with champagne but no beans. When I was on the big mountain two days ago, I sat on a mat of beautiful flowers that are called Cyanthus & Cassiope & anemones & a lot of other making01446


Muir Glacier, Glacier Bay [Alaska]

Date Original

[1890] Jul 8


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0561

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 3


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