John Muir


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most interesting of all are the ancient towers, old lofty, venerable. The Cathedral of Ivan the Terrible, an indescribable mass of bulbous domes in barbaric color and grandeur of metal. July 30th Have been in hotel all day, reading Russian and China. Expect to start on our long journey day after tomorrow. Had the pleasure of visit from 2 Americans today. Professor Berry and his son, the former of Nebraska State University, the latter from German University and a fine botanist. July 31st Reading in room. Had visit from Mr. Ward of Rochester, who is on his interminable travels in search of fossils, meteorites, etc. Anything that will sell well. Has been most everywhere. August 1st Received letter this P.M. from Mr. Harriman, dated Hotel Netherlands, New York, June 5th, with welcome news of recovery, had been out driving in park. He sent with this letter a request to all agents and officers of his 2 steamship lines to serve us in any way they could, etc. Very kind in every way to think of me in the midst of his dreadful domestic trials, not to mention his endless business. This letter was sent to Martinez, had Martinez post office mark, July 15th. London, July 28th, and reached me in Moscow, August 1st. Started about 11 P.M. for

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