John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 2] Found Mr. Vanderbilt and his wife and Johnnie and, not every way least, though last, little Annie, who is grown in stature and grace and beauty since last I kissed her. Today Mr. Vanderbilt kindly took myself and Mr. Magee and three other fellow passengers on an excursion on his steamer up Peril Strait, about fifty miles.(You can find it on one of the charts that I forgot to bring).We returned to the California about half-past nine, completing my way thus far. And now for my future plans. The California sails tomorrow afternoon some time for Fort Wrangel and I mean to return on her and from there set out on my canoe trip. I do not expect to be detained at Wrangel inasmuch as I saw Mr.[S. Hall] Young, who promised to have a canoe and crew ready. I mean to keep close along the mainland, exploring the deep inlets in turn, at least as far north as the Tarkou, then push across to Cross


"On board the California" on way to Alaska

Date Original

1880 Aug 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier

1880 Aug 10 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1880 Aug 10 JM to Louie p2


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