Louie [Wanda Muir]
[Page 1] St. Michael July 4th, 1881. 7.40 P.M.
Dear Louie. We arrived here this afternoon at 3 o'clock and intend to stay about three days, taking in coal and provisions, and then To push off to the North, We intend to spend nearly a month along the American shore, perhaps as far North as Point Barrow, before we attempt to go out into the Arctic Ocean among the ice, for it is in August and September that the ice is most open. Then, if, as we hope from the favorableness of the season, we succeed in reaching Wrangell Land to search for traces of the Jeanette, or should find any sure tidings of her, we will be back in sunny, iceless California about the end of October, in grape time. Otherwise we will
St. Michaels [Alaska]
1881 Jul 4
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 14 cm.
1881 July 4 JM to Louie
MSS 301 Shone
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