James Murdock


John Muir


image preview


& continued, snowing hearty when I entered the train at 2 a.m.. By daylight I daresay there were 6 or 8 inches of snow on the prairie but during the forenoon it eased off & we soon left the snow behind as - By the time that Verdun was reached I cannot tell how much the train was late, but so much that I was only able to spend one day with my Edinburgh friend there in stead of two. Then a day was lost at Winnipeg but being Sunday I went to St. Andrews Church there & heard the author of the "Ma[illegible] Gl[illegible]" & "The sky Pilot" preach. Sometime after leaving Winnipeg another delay of 9 hours took place in a narrow deep cutting owing to a fall of rock which looked at one time very bad. We got thro however & I am hopeful now of a good passage across the pond. My wife & I came on here today & I lost no time in calling on Mr Johnson of the "Century" from whom I have received the Century Magazines for June 1895 (the discovery of Glacier Bay) & Augt. 1897( the Alaska trip) Sept. 1897 (Adventure with a[illegible] Glacier). Then I went to the "Outlook" office & fortunately got the Number of 6 June 1903 with Ray St[illegible] Bakers sketch of you. After procuring a second copy of the last for my wife's Philadelphia friend I asked how many numbers they still had of it, & was told 3. This I mention to you as you thought it was all sold out. Now I shall write no more till after I have seen Mrs. & Maggie C[illegible] when I will write you again. Meantime with kindest regards to Mrs. Muir - your daughter - & yourself in which my wife cordially joins me Believe me yours very sincerelyJames Murdock


New York

Date Original

1904-10-18 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0618

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Page Number

Page 2


John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle