John Muir


[R. B.] Marshall [family]


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[2]From New York to Para & thence up the Amazon a thousand miles to ManausR. B. Marshall PapersBancroft LibraryReturn to Para, thence to Rio de Janeiro which I found to be a magnificent glacier bay thence to Santos and up into the State of Parana four or five hundred miles where I found tens of thousands of acres of Araucaria braziliensis a wonderful tree long in my mind. Thence out to the coast at Paranagua, and south to Buenos Aires stopping at many fiord-like ports by the way. Thence across the Andes to Santiago. Thence 500 miles south and up through a noble forest to the snowline where I found magnificent forests almost pure of Araucaria imbricata another tree I had longed to see for many years. This for many reasons was glorious. Thence back across the Andes to Montevideo. Thence to Tenereffe. Thence to Cape Town Africa, thence 1300 miles northward to the Victoria Falls of the Zambesi where I found the huge Baobab Adansonia digitata another of the world's great trees that had long been calling me. Thence down to Beira on the east coast through wonderful glacial scenery in Rhodesia like that of Yosemite & eastward about Lakes Tenaya & Tuolumne Meadows Thence to Mombasa by Mozembique, Zanzibar,


Martinez [Calif.]

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1912 May 7


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