John S. Gray
Now I want to tell you what a disappointment it has been not to get up nearer the great Muir glacier- but it is absolutely impossible to get through that ice with a steamer. In fact for miles before reaching the Bay it did not seem at all safe- We are to be in part compensated for the disappointment by going up close to the [illegible] tomorrow or next day- While talking with the Capt. yesterday he made the statement that President Roosevelt while on this Str going up Puget Sound, said that he had not met another such entertaining man as John Muir in all the West. And the Capt. a good Scotchman said he wished you would come north by his steamer-I wonder how you all are, & how David as well as yourself is getting on planting resistant views, Remember us to him and his wife as well as Mrs. Galloway, Mrs. Reid & family and to Mrs. Muir and Helen, who both did so much to make our visit enjoyable when under your hospitable roof. We will turn Eastward from Portland remaining a few days at S[illegible]pter- where the Lindsays & I have interests in a S[illegible]elter- than the Yellowstone and home, so we will not see you this time. I trust you are able to continue your literary work as you outlined it to me, and that I may have the pleasure of reading many of your works yet- With best wishes and hoping some day to see you when you go East.I remain yours SincerelyJohn S. Gray
Near Killisnoo [Alaska]
1903 Jul 26
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.
Reel 13, Image 0734
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