John Muir


Wanda, Helen, and Momma [Louie] Muir


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[Page 2]br> there is a wild old rugged giant of a volcano that that blew or burst its own head off a few years ago, and covered the sea with ashes and cinders and killed fish and raised a tidal wave that lashed the shores of San Francisco and even> There is a ship, the Loredo, that is to sail in an hour, so I'm in a hurry, as usual. We are going to the Seal Islands and St. Lawrence Island from here, and a point or two on the Siberian Coast-then home. We are taking on coal, and will leave in three or four hours. I hope fondly that you are all well. Give my love to Maggie. I hope May's baby is well. I'll soon be back, my darlings. God bless you. Goodbye.


Oonalaska [Ounalaska, Unalaska]Harbor [Alaska]

Date Original

1899 Jul 8


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

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1899 Jul 8 JM to Wanda, Helen,Mamma

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MSS 301 Shone

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1899 Jul 8 JM to Wanda,Helen,Mamma p2


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