R. H. Willcomb


John Muir


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[3]on some other claims and is giving fine results. It's beginning to seem quite real to me and I have some hopes of going up there next summer.The winter is beginning to overtake us. The leaves are mostly off now and we are having alternate warm and cold days. It is very raw and cold tonight. It wont be long before the snow begins to fall. I am really looking forward to the [2]to give a little talk before the Mining Engineering Society on my trip in Alaska. Later on I have got to prepare a paper on the places deposits of home for a local secret society. It makes me smile to see how little travel elevates one in his "neighbors" eyes.We are getting very satisfactory reports from home. Everything seems ready for a good hard winter's campaign. Our drill has been working



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1906-10-29 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 25 cm.

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