Robert Moran


John Muir


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ROBERT MORANROSARIO, WASHINGTONOctober 5, I9I2.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal.Dear Mr. Muir:Our mutual friend, Professor Meany when last here spoke of you, which recalled to my mind our acquaintance in Alaska. I think it was in 1879 when I was engineer of the steamer "gertrude" and "Cassiar" on the Port Wrangle Telegraph Creek, Stickeen river run, you made trips with us part way up the river.I particularly remember one of your trips, you took the Rev- Young along, we were to call for you on our return trip down from Telegraph creek; when we landed at the bank of the river, you were there with Mr. Young whom you had carried a good part of the way down from the Glacier, young having fallen and put both shoulders out of joint and do you remember how we all had a pull at his joints to get them in place, as I remember we were successful with only one joint.I went into business in Seattle in 1882, retired after building the battleship "Nebraska" and am now living a quiet life here on Orcas Island, one of the San Juan group, about 85 miles from Seattle.We have on this Island Mt. constitution, 2400 feet above tide water, not a remarkable05282


Rosario, Washington

Date Original

1912 Oct 5


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 29.5 cm.

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