John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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2pages of glacial history I ever saw outside of the Sierra, countless scared rock bosses [rising?] in telling display all through the park & about it. So telling are there ice inscriptions I saw & read them from the car window & could scarce wait for the train to stop in my eagerness to examine closely. Think of finding so [illegible] a record of glacial action in New York City. Yet no one seems to have noticed them before. In the evening ate dinner with Johnson & family – his wife & son & daughter. They were packing up to leave for the summer, else I should have stayed there last night. Today I am to meet John Burroughs. He has been waiting my arrival, & may Johnson says possibly go to Europe with me. One of the Century men said yesterday that he thought all New York would be glad to leave the city empty & go with me anywhere. Surely this is wild enough [extravagance.?] In a day or two I shall know how the trip to Europe will be arranged & write you fully. Do take care of your health. Helen & Wandas Portage letters were charming. Love to all, Ever yours LouieJohn Muir01672


…New York

Date Original

1893 Jun 1


Original letter dimensions: 30.5 x 21 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1014

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Page 2


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