John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 3] Sound and follow the northern shore, examining the glaciers that crowd into the deep inlet that puts back northward from near the south extremity of the Sound, where I was last year. Thence I mean to return eastward along the southern shore of the Sound to Chatham Strait, turn southward down the west shore of the Strait to Peril Strait, and follow this Strait to Sitka, where I shall take the California. Possibly, however, I may, should I not be pushed for time, return to Wrangel. Mr. Magee will, I think, go with me, though very unwilling to do so. He is held only by the definite contract he made with me. Had he requested me to release him from it in the right manly way I should have done so at once. But for his own sake I mean to make him go as I feel sure that he will be better satisfied, and that his health will be greatly benefited. No other trip that I know of


"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 p3


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