Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

Louie [Strentzel Muir]

Transcription

01310

[letterhead]

August 7th, 1888

Dear Louie.

We returned to Seattle last evening after spending five days on the upper waters of the Snoqualmie. The rides & walks through the grand primeval woods were very interesting & exciting & telling, & the roughness & wetness of snags bogs & constant rain were as nothing to the soul though something to bones & flesh. Most of that however is rested away leaving only the living immortal beauty in vivid relief. Tomorrow morning at 4.45 we start for Mt Ranier by way of Yelm Prairie. Where we will procure pack animals. There will be eight in the party- Most of whom will attempt to reach the summit. The weather is stormy & unsettled & far from inviting to such mountainering so that I hardly think any of us will trample the summit snows I dont mean to try lackign the old confidence of strength. Have been sorely disappointed in hearing so little from home- only Wandas letter.

Here are some Snoqualmie mosses & a Linnera for Wanda & Helen I suppose Annie has gone home. Love to you all In 2 weeks may be in Portland.

John Muir


Location

Seattle, Washington Territory

Date Original

1888 Aug 7

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir05_1116-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1116

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

1 page

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