Creator

John Muir

Creator

[John Muir]

Recipient

[Helen Muir ?]

Transcription

2

sounded dreadful & then they came down towards me & howled & howled, & I finished breakfast & left that mountain & now I call that mountain Wolf Mountain. And I climbed another mountain & a beautiful bird like a hen only far prettier called a ptarmigan let me close up to it & was not afraid, & I saw its beautiful gentle eyes & its pretty feathers & its feet with feathers down to its toes to keep them warm in the snow in winter & the ground in some places was just covered with flowers like a fine garden & I saw a hummingbird & I wondered how the little fellow found his way over the ice so far to these flowers. I will be glad to get home so that I can see my little girls & now here is a picture of my sled for I think you never saw a sled. It has no wheels like wagons or buggies but just slides. It was just wonderful how it could [jump?] over rough places if you pulled it hard.
When I [come?] I will tell you many fine long good stories about things write me another

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[in margin: letter & your loving Papa will be glad]

Location

[Alaska]

Source

Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir06_0629-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0629

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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