John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 4] Everyone of my old acquaintances seem cordially glad to see me. I have not yet seen Shakes, the chief, though I shall are we leave. He is now one of the principal church members, while Kadachan has been getting drunk in the old style, and is likely, Mr. Young tells me, to be turned out of the church altogether. John, our last year's interpreter, is up in the Cassiar mines. Mrs. McFarlane, Miss Dunbar, and the Youngs, are all uncommonly anxious to know you, and are greatly disappointed in not seeing you here, or at least getting a peep at your picture. "Why could she not have come up and stayed with us while you were about your ice business", they ask in disappointed tone of voice. Now, my dear wife, the California will soon be sailing southward, and I must again bid you goodbye. I must go, but you, my dear, will go with me all the way. How gladly when my work is done will I go back to thee. With love to mother and father, and hoping that God will bless and keep you all, I am ever in heart and soul the same John Muir. 6 P.M. I have just dashed off a short Bulletin letter.


Fort Wrangel [Alaska]

Date Original

1880 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier

1880 Aug 14 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1880 Aug 14 JM to Louie p4


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