Mark B. Kerr
Nov 7, 1891
Prof John Muir
Martinez Cal –
My dear Prof Muir,
Remembering our talk of joining forces in making an Alaskan trip. I write to tell you that I have received overture from the [Topo?] branch of the Geol. Survey to take another party to Alaska & continue the Topographic Survey of St. Elias & vincinity.- The Topographic Survey will contribute as much as the Law will allow them and I feel confident that I can raise the balance needed to make the Expedition a success.- Please let me know if you will co-operate with me for I want to arrange everything & have transportation by Gov’t vessel as early as possible & try & reach the Mt. by June 1st, if possible, and you will have entire charge of the Geologic work but we can readily formulate [a plan?], if you can arrange to join and aid me.- I shouldn’t wonder if we would
succeed in not [piece torn from page] scalp of Elias but cra[piece torn from page] a bold attempt for Mangell [piece torn from page] the [Coffee?] River. – How[ever?] [piece torn from page] [though?] to talk of what we w[piece torn from page], the question is can you make it.- In mean time as the Expedition is not officially stated let the matter be between us.-
Cordially your friend
Mark B. Kerr
1891 Nov 7
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.
Kerr, Mark B., "Letter from Mark B. Kerr to John Muir, 1891 Nov 7." (1891). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 123.
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