John Muir


[Katharine Hooker]


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[2]not with me, on account of Yellow fever & the most rapidly deadly of the malarial kinds so prevalent up the river.Nevertheless Ive had a most glorious time on this trip, dreamed of nearly half a century, have seen more than a thousand miles of the noblest of Earth's streams & gained far more telling views of the wonderful forests than I ever hoped for. The Amazon as you know is immensely broad, but for hundreds of mles the streams ran so close to the bossy leafy banks I could almost touch the outreaching branches, fancy how I stared & sketched.I was a week at Manaus on the Rio Negro tributary wandered in the wonderful woods, got acquainted with the best of the citizens through Mr Sanford a graduate of Yale, was dined & guided & guarded & befriended in the most wonderful way,


Para, Brazil

Date Original

1911 Sep 19


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Reel 20, Image 0641

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