John Muir




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[2]Thence to Edinburgh by Glasgow & next morning sailed from Leith to Norway. Thence back to Edinburgh - Thence to Windermere Grasmere etc & thence to this grand & glorious lovely wilderness London. The Highland trip was very fine but the Norway one was truly glorious, & besides the pure pleasure I gained many grand glacial facts b[illegible]ring on earth sculpture & earth beauty. Windermere was lovely charming aside from its [illegible] associations. & I gained glacial facts there too mts the bargain - All these beautiful & famous lakes are glacier lakes[3]& every line in the noble landscapes there are glacial lines. What a pity it is that Wordsworth with all his fine feeling for Nature died without any Knowledge of the glacial gospel. I got here last night & I start tomorrow morning for Switzerland. I expect to go to Dover Brussels Basle Lucerne, Interlaken, Grin[illegible] La[illegible] Lausanne [illegible] Marti[illegible] Cha[illegible] Geneva Berne etc etc & hope to get back about the end of this month, then go to the north of Scotland again & perhaps to Elgin Melrose etc Spend a few


London, [England]

Date Original

1893 Aug 8


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1244

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