John Muir


[A. H., Fay and Frank ?] Sellers


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3Leaving Vladivostok could hardly walk,- was poisoned with [illegible] in the Crimea, & again in Thanchuria but managed to keep eyes open & [illegible]nd erect most of time being hard to kill or hold down [although?] weighing only about 115 pounds. On the sea soon got well & weighed more than ever in the last ten years. At Shanghai left my companions Prof Sargent & his son Robinson, on the 10th of Sep. they returning home soon after visiting Pekin, while I bought a map of the world & set out alone on a genuine whole hearted enthusiastic trip - & now far I wandered &hard I worked & gazed & enjoyed & worshipped! From Shanghai I went to India by Hong Kong, Singapore & Rangoon to Calcutta - thence into the Himalaya by Darjeeling, - thence back to Calcutta & thence to Benares, L[illegible] Know, Ca[illegible]pore, Agra, Delhi, & into the Himalaya again by Simla, thence to Bombay Egypt & up the Nile etc. Was unable to reach the Cedars of Lebanon on


Martinez [Calif.]

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1904-06-16 00:00


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