John Muir


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


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4account of cholera. From Port Said went to Ceylon, & thence away down on the south end of the world to Australia & New Zealand - Thence by way of Port Darwin & Timor through the M[illegible] Archipelago to Manila - to Hong Kong again, Ca[illegible] Shanghai, Negasaki, Kobe, Yoko [illegible], Tokio, & home by Honolulu. Had glorious time in India - the highest Himalaya peaks, glaciers, deodar forests, great Banian trees, temples, swarms of strange people, wild monkeys etc. Found Old Egypt interesting also.- its long green palmy valley between brown deserts, marvellous [towns?] temples & monuments of the lang syne of humanity opening telling views into history & making the dead live again. Had perfectly glorious reviving times in Australia & New Zealand. Their floras are so novel & exciting I had to begin my botanical studies over again, made big piles of specimens, working night & day, counting all labor as nothing. How long this letter & little in it definite. Good bye Ever yoursJohn Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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1904-06-16 00:00


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