John Muir


John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers



Antarctic regions which he made some fifty years ago when he was with the [illegible]rated Ross Expedition as naturalist. I saw [Kerr?] also & the Tower & Wordsworth's Lake region. In Edinburgh I found the old publisher David Douglas who was a father to me & just as good as possible. Saw Scotland pretty well & Ireland slightly, went from Doublin to Killamey From your house I visited my mother in Portage & my old professors in Madison then returned to Chicago & home. I wonder if you are coming to California this winter - you may be here now. Do come & see us Remember me to Mrs Sellers. Thanks to all, & best wishes. Ever your friend John Muir


Martinez, California,

December 31, 1893.

My dear Mr Sellers,

Looking back over the years blessings, one of the best & handsomest in sight is my long pleasant eventful visit to you in your beautiful happy home. I have seen Keith & he says the same thing, so we are agreed for once I was sorry to find you away on my return from Europe for I had a hundred things to talk over or tell, But no doubt you needed rest though I came near pursuing you into your [Puckaway?]


solitude. That I did not you may in great part thank Frank who used me so well & showed me so much of the fair. I had a grand fertile time among the fiords & valleys of Norway Got some fine telling facts there bearing on my studies., Also in Switzerland through which I bored pretty thouroughly though I made no special studies In London I spent about two weeks - an awful wilderness. But fortunately I found my old friend Hooker with whom I had a delightful & instructive time. He took me through the Abbey Parliment House Museum etc & then out to his home in Sunningdale 25 miles from London where he showed me his portfolio of sketches he made in the little known


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1893 Dec 31


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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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