John Muir


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with clothing he wore when killed.. The equestrian statue of Peter the Great is a fine work on huge Finland boulder, the dragging of which to its place I remember reading about with wonder when a boy. The great gardeners we have visited both in Britain and on the Continent are an admirable class of plant students, collectors, manufacturers and merchants, masters of their business, sons succeeding fathers for 3 or 4 generations. Waterer and Veich Bros. In London and Spaff and Mann, others in Holland and Germany whose names I can’t recollect, though I enjoyed their kindness and hospitality. July 2nd. Drove to the American Embassy. Thence to Prince Hikoff, head of Railroad Dept. He received us kindly, at once put us at ease, spoke of American Railroads, said he had learned his trace in the United States, etc. I showed him the President’s To Whom It May Concern letter. That is very good, he said, and promised us one similar to all Railroad officials along our route. This important business done, we drove with Mr. Riddle of the American

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Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.

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