feasted on clabbered milk, sweet milk, delicious tea in tumblers with lemon, brown bread and white, boiled eggs, and wild strawberries and huckleberries with milk. This little visit to a Finland farmhouse is one of the most delightful episodes of all our journey so far. I could live at that home always and I could not help thinking that if ever I was very weary and required a long calm rest, I would like best to go to a Finland farm. No pleasure so fine is to be found in all Petersburg palaces. July 5th. Stayed at Hotel and rested. July 6th Received letters of introduction and To Whom It May Concern especially to Railroad officials to assist us in every way from Prince Hilkoff. I showed him President Roosevelt’s letter at our interview, and he at once promised to give us one like it to those under his command. At 2:00 P.M. we went up the Neva on a smart passenger
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist