John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 1] Glacier Bay, Camp near eastern end of ice wall July 7th 2:30

Dear Louie. The steamer Queen is in sight pushing up Muir Inlet through a grand crowd of bergs on which a clear sun is shining. I hope to get a letter from you to hear how you and the little ones and older ones are. I have had a good instructive and exciting time since last I wrote you by the Elder a week ago. The weather has been fine and I have climbed two mountains that gave grand general views of the immense mountain fountains of the glacier and also of the noble St. Elias Range along the coast mountains, La Perouse, Crillon, Lituya, and Fairweather. Have got some telling facts on the forest question that has so puzzled me these many years, etc., etc. Have also been making preliminary observations on the motion of the glacier. Loomis and I get on well, and the Reid and Cushing party camped beside us are fine company and energetic workers. They are making a map of the Muir Glacier and Inlet, and intend to make


Glaicer Bay, [Alaska]

Date Original

1890 Jul 7


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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1890 July 7 JM to Louie

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MSS 301 Shone

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1890 July 7 JM to Louie p1


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