John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 2] tomorrow, go thence to the Highlands to see the heather in full bloom, visit some friends, I go back to Dunbar for a day, [get some clothes made at Edinburgh, etc. Chen go to Liverpool two or three days before the sailing of the Campania to visit my cousins the Hays and then off for home. I have been at so many places and have seen so much that is new, the time seems immensely long since I left you. Sir Joseph and his lady were very cordial. They have a charming country residence, far wilder and more retired than ours, though within 25 miles of London. We had a long delightful talk last evening on science and scientific men, and this forenoon and afternoon long walks and talks through the grounds and over the adjacent hills. Altogether this has been far the most interesting day I have had since leaving home. I never knew before that Sir Joseph had accompanied Rosse in his famous Antarctic expedition as naturalist. He showed me a large number of sketches he made of the great ice- cap, etc., and gave me many facts concerning that little known end of the world entirely new to me. Long talks, too,


London [England]

Date Original

1893 Sep 1


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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1893 Sep 1 JM to Louie

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MSS 301 Shone

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