[John Muir]


Helen [Muir]


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[4][letterhead]Cairo Nov 19, 1903Hello Helen you all seem so near & yet so far You know I'm used to good big distances. but when I think of the endless thousands of water [illegible]les to Ceylon, Eucalyptus & Kangeroo & Paddy Grogan Land, Page - Page, Tahiti, However I get lonesome. Mercy what a trip this has been what is left as tail of it is so monstrous long.03308[2]But how great has been the compensation - The Crimea, the Caucasus, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea China, the straits at Singapore, India, the Red Sea & mountains of Arabia Egypt etc etc.When I left the Sargents I was weak & sick & weighed about 100 lbs Now I think I weigh more than when I left home & I always find someone to talk glaciers & sequoias to At Rangoon on the way to India I fell in with a young tiger hunter from Korea &


Cairo [Egypt]

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1903 Nov 19


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26 cm.

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