John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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[3]of the parks as guides, kind wise & obliging going about with us taking us on drives to the most interesting parts of the towns & the adjacent country places. We arrived here this evening at supper time & how we eat nowadays, even me!! dinners or suppers of 8 or 10 courses & making a clean sweep of all without question Nearly the whole country lies between the sea level flat & green dotted with cattle villages & windmills & intersected by 1000s of miles of canals & ditches. Everything seems the best of its kind, & the skill & industry displayed in every way explains the aphorism Beats the Dutch. How queer it seems to a mountaineer to live below sea-level you may [clearly?] guess, but though enjoying these famous old world towns



Date Original

1903 Jun 22


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 27 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0672

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