John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 4] Will suit him so well. I let Mr Vanderbilt have $300.00 as we proposed. Aug 11th 12 M. I have just returned from a visit to the Jamestown. The Commander Beard[ ] paid me a visit here last evening, & [ ] me aboard his ship. Had a pleasant chat, I an invitation to make the Jamestown my home while here. I also found my friend Koshoti, the chief of the Hoonas, the man who I told you had entertained Mr. Young & I so well last year on Cross Sound, & who made so good a speech. He is here trading, & seemed greatly pleased to learn that I was going to pay him another visit said that meeting me was like meeting his own brother who was dead. His heart felt good etc. In case Mr. Magee goes on with me, as I suppose he will, I shall have to be in Sitka or Fort Wrangel by this time or earlier next month as he


"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 p4


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