John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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[4]the voyage ended- Through the Century people I found [Seton Karr?] who, as you well remember tried to climb St Elias with Sch[illegible]a. He was on his way home from Africa where he has been hunting lions. The Century will have one of his hunts. Also the Paris artist & sculptor who designed the grand fountain in the Chicago fair grounds. The weather even on the ocean has been sultry most of the way. Here it is pleasant but rather warm in the sun.[1][letterhead]July 2, 1893Dear Louie. I arrived here this forenoon. The Etruria dropped anchor in the river late last night - too late to go ashore. I see no chance of finding Keith without wasting too much time, & I think I had better go my own way & see as much & learn as much as I can instead of chasing him all summer from place [in margin: 708][5][letterhead]I am sorry I have to send so dull a letter so far. But [illegible] leaving New York there is nothing but this sea voyage to write about, & life on even these great ship-hotels is very dull & po[illegible]ous. The sea itself is a grand subject but too big for a letter This then is only to say that I am here & well & that I


…Liverpool, [England]

Date Original

1893 Jul 2


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1178

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