John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 2] in the wind, a truly glorious sight. The most interesting feature to me was the fine, clear, telling, glacial advertisement displayed everywhere in the trends of the numerous inlets and bays and valleys and ridges, in the peculiar shell-shaped névé amphitheatres and in the rounded valley bottoms and forms of the peaks and the cliff fronts facing the sea. No clearer glacial inscriptions are to be found in any mountain range, though I had been led to believe that these islands were all volcanic upheavals, scarce at all changed since their emergence from the


Oonalaska [Ounalaska, Unalaska]Harbor [Alaska]

Date Original

1881 May 17


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24 cm.

Resource Identifier

1881 May 17 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1881 May 17 JM to Louie p2


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