John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 1] 1881 May 22 Sunday afternoon, May 22, 1881.

Dear Louie, We left Oonalaska this morning at four o'clock and are now in Bering Sea on our way to St. George and St. Paul Islands. We expect to reach St. Paul tomorrow and remain there half a day or so, when I will send this and another letter that I have for you by the Alaska Com. Co.'s steamer back to Oonalaska to be forwarded by the first chance. This morning I sent you five by the schooner H. L. Tiernan, which is going to Oregon where they will be put in the mail. Next Tuesday or Wednesday we expect to come in sight of the ice, but hope to find open water, along the west shore, that will enable us to get through the Strait to Cape Serdze or thereabouts. In a month or so we expect


Oonalaska [Ounalaska, Unalaska]Harbor [Alaska]

Date Original

1881 May 22


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.

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1881 May 22 JM to Louie

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MSS 301 Shone

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