John Muir


John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]



over 700 feet long has been about as steady as if tired up at a wharf. Though a slow ship the Celtic is very comfortable - rooms large etc We all have enjoyed the rest. Salt water baths - every morning.

[in margin: 124]

[1] [June 5, 1903]


Friday 6 P. M.

Dear Louie

Ireland is right & tomorrow evening we will be in Ti[illegible]ot & probably leave on night train for London.
The sea has been calm all the way & this immense ship



I have not yet planned trip to Scotland. Mr Gilder wants me to visit Carnegie at Kibo. Hardly think I will but would like to se Dunbar & Edinburgh my cousin & David Douglas & hear the sky larks sing. This line will leave the ship at [illegible]town & you will get it several days earlier than a Liverpool letter. Send all my mail Care [Baring?] Brothers & Co. London England, & it will be [in margin: forwarded. Love to all. Ever Thine. J.M.]


S.S. Celtic


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 23.5 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0614

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