John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


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[1][letterhead]Jan. 14 1912Darling HelenI fondly hope you are well, & the boy & father. I almost feel as if on the home stretch now that I've reached this outlandish place for after a look at this continent the whole trip will be done. Then I hope that for me never never more shall I seek another foreign shore.My plan now looks comparatively simple[2]A trip from here of 2000 or 3000 miles past the Victoria Falls of the Zambesi & return to the Cape. Thence up the East coast to Mombasa & perhaps a visit to Lake Nyanza, back to Mombasa & then home by Aden Naples or Genoa & New York. Three months ought to be enough for the whole longstretch homestretch. Tell all my friends who may inquire that my next adress will be New York, c/o The Century Company, Union Square.And be sure Darling to have a long letter awaiting me there telling all the home & family news.I expect to start for the Zambesi region in a day or two. Goodby Darling I'll


Cape Town [S. Africa]

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[1912] Jan 14


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