John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 3] savage appetite whatsoever is brought within reach. This morning I devoured half of a salmon trout 18 inches long, a slice of ham, half a plateful of potatoes, two biscuits and four or five slices of bread with coffee and something else that I have forgotten, but which was certainly buried in me and lost. For lunch, two platefuls of soup, a heap of fat compound onion hash, two pieces of toast, and 3 or 4 slices of bread, with potatoes, and a big sweet cake, and now at 3 o'clock I am very hungry---a hunger that no amount of wave-tossing will abate. Furthermore, I look forward o at seals fried and boiled, and to walrus steaks and stews, and doughnuts fried in train oil, and to all kinds of bears and fishy fowls with eager longing. There! Is that enough, grandmother? All my table


Oonalaska [Ounalaska, Unalaska]Harbor [Alaska]

Date Original

1881 May 22


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier

1881 May 22 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1881 May 22 JM to Louie p2a


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