Louie [Strentzel Muir]
July 19th 1888
Dear Louie. We arrived here last Sunday & leave in half an hour for Tacoma. [There?] we may go to Victoria. We want to go along the lines or ordinary travel & with the advantage of knowledge gained of roads to the wlderness choose our grounds for future work. Very hot_am so nervous can hardly write lots of [agru?] here & am glad to get away thought have seen Portland thoroughly & have had good time generally. Only Keith has been sick two days & saw a doctor yesterday - is now better. I tried to get a party from here to climb Mt. Hood but could get nobody ready Keith also being sick or [illegible] & I [illegible] the weakest of the lot the only [illegible ]reader. I wanted
the view from so fine a central point are the smoke set in the sky on acct of the late storms is very clear. From the heights above the city Mt. Hood Adams Helen's & Ranier are grandly seen though. The nearest is nearly 50 ms away - only the summit of Ranier is seen. MR Thielsen engineer of the N. Pacific was to have gone to Hood with us. May try to climb it later if [orgestion?] permits. fell pretty well now. Miss Norton was here I sent up my card but failed to see her.
Hope you are all well. You also must have hot weather Danl take the babies over to the pond until it is perfectly dry & coverd with soil. I feel the importance of this all the more as I am being driven away from here by malaria. with a real or [illegible] trace of it in the form of headache & stupidity. At the sound the air will be good. Everybody admires the childrens pictures. This must seem a very dull letter but it carries [love?] to you & all JM.
1888 Jul 19
Original letter dimensions: 33 x 16 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Louie [Strentzel Muir], 1888 Jul 19." (1888). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1765.
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