John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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[2]to place though I shall feel desperately lonesome at times. I am going to take the train tomorrow morning for Edinburgh, stay there a day or two & then go to my old home & birth place Dunbar. How long I shall be there I dont know, & where I shall go from there, whether to the Highlands or to Norway & Switzerland I shall be guided by what I learn of the weather etc. The trip across the Atlantic though short was rather trying The machinery moved [3]by [1?]30,000 horsepower made a great deal of jerky motion in the bed & I did not sleep well. The air also was bad since the port holes had to be kept closed on account of rough weather & the tremendous speed & force with which the ship was driven through the waves I reached the hotel at 10 A.M. washed my feet & went to bed. had a few hours sleep. a good lunch & now feel much better. I made a few pleasant acquaintances on the ship but was just beginning to be known when0169801698[6]fondly hope you are all well & free from care on my account. Martinez seems very far now that the breadth of the sea is added to that of the continent. Soon thank heaven I'll be making it less I saw traces of general glaciation on the coast of Ireland & England which greatly interested me as I sailed past Tell sweet Wanda & Helen Ill write to them soon when my dull wits are cleared & I see some [fine?] things to say. With love to all Ever Yours John Muir


…Liverpool, [England]

Date Original

1893 Jul 2


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1180

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Page 2


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