[John Muir]


Wanda and Helen [Muir]


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Kodiak. July 3. 99Darlings Wanda & Helen.I have often thought how fine it would be to have you on this trip. The Harriman & [Averil?] girls & Miss Draper about your own ages enjoy it so much & have so bright & merry & instructive time. So many grand mountains with birds & flowers & glaciers & waterfalls & so many wise men to tell them about all they see. Everyday is delightful & even when we were out on the open ocean the ship was so steady nobody was seriously seasick a single hour. Some day you will see the Alask islands & glaciers & mountains & forests than which none are finer anywhere I mean those seen on the regular trip to Glacier Bay which you can take anytime Yesterday I climbed a green flower mountain back of the town 1500 ft high & it is one flower bed all the way to the top I wish I could send you the big hand full I brought down all fresh. The creeping matted huckleberry & Loisleuria flowers & the Anemone & geranium & orchids & cypripedium were particularly fine. I did not feel so tired as I would climbing Mt Wanda. For I am getting strong now & eat three or four times as much as at02599


Kodiak [Alaska]

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Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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