A. Ross Matheson


John Muir


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3[letterhead]Friday I took a launch and went to Bala Park on the West side of Muskoka Lake Saturay I finished in Skelton [illegible] and in the afternoon [s?]ailed to Rosseau from there I took a canoe and went up Shadow river Its waters are deep and silentIts peculiarity is that it runs directly East The primeval forest is practically undisturbed and as the suns rays steal in through the trees peculiar shadows add to its wierdnessA family of Chippewa Indians passed me in a [red?]4[letterhead]boat their dress and their excellent English pronunciation showed the manners of the White Man and Civilization Your travels have been far and your observation accurate and keen but I doubt if you have ever seen more beautiful lake scenery than you saw right herePrivate yacts and large steamers are constantly hurrying past and to all parts of these lakesI wish you were here with me04264


Lake Rosseau, Canada

Date Original

1908 Aug 17


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0837

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Page 2


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