John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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St. Michael’s July 5th, 1881 My dear wife, We sail for the north today our stores are nearly all on board. With reference to our plans I can say little more. I will mail five Bulletin letters here wh will give you details of our cruise thus far. I wish you would send copies to mother and save a few for myself. Your next letters after these will probably be by returning whalers. The weather is lovely today. I was offered a passage on a steamer 1600 miles up the Yukon from here, but I prefer to work out the series of observations I have now so well in hand. Heaven keep you all Mother, child, grandmother & grandfather. Ever yours John Muir


St. Michaels [Alaska]

Date Original

1881 Jul 5


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier

1881 July 5 JM to My dear wife

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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Letter from John Muir to My Dear Wife [Louie Wanda Muir], 1881 July 5


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