John Muir


[John Muir]


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


779 50

On board Stmr Peublo

Victoria June 17th 90

Dear Louie, We arrived here an hour or two ago after a rather stormy voyage. It is now raining & everything is gloomy & sloppy & cold. I have on 2 pairs of drawers (besides pants) & all the coats I can find. Yet am blue cold. The first day out I staid on deck & shivered until I got rid of my sore throat. Am now quite well & can eat all kinds of [compounds?] even to codfish. In an hour we sail for Port Townsend & then will return on the Queen & stop here an hour or two


before going north. Have not been ashore on account of rain. I cant get into my baggage so cant send you a decent letter. We are about 18 hrs behind time on account of head winds. The sea was very [rough?] & the decks wet with spray, wetter than before all winter. Still I was not seasick wh is a wonder. Most of the passengers were. The green [illegible] shores seem familiar though it is 10 yrs since I was here. I could go to Alaska from here in a canoe alone.



On board Steamer Pueblo, Victoria [Br. Columbia]

Date Original

1890 Jun 17


Original letter dimensions: 9.5 x 16.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0517

Collection Identifier

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

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2 pages


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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