John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir]


London,June 11th, 1903.

Dear Helen;
Here is the log of our slow, huge leviathan of the deep, the Celtic. The sea was so smooth we might have crossed in a conoe. We are having a great time in great London. Yesterday we went out into the country 24 miles and saw 60 acres of Rhododendrons in bloom, a glorious sight. Also went to the famous Zoo and saw the beasts, birds, etc. pictured in that book we gave Allen M. Ray and a thousand more. At night to a big dinner,though all our dinners are big, am getting able appetite.
The weather is glorious beyond description. We hope to start for Paris tomorrow eve. All well. Love to all. Hope you had a good time in H. Hetchy and Yosemite. How you and Wanda would enjoy all this.
Goodbye, darlings,
J. M.

Abstract of Log

S.S."Celtic" Commander - H. St. G. Lindsay, R.N.R.

New York to Liverpool, May 29th, 1903.
Sandy Hook Light Vessel abeam at 9:46 a.m., May 29th.

Date Miles Lat. Long Remarks May 30 408 40:20 64:58 Mod. to light var. winds and smooth sea
" 31 397 40:21 56:17 " S.W'ly winds and slight sea
June 1 425 40:13 47:01 " S.W'ly to N.W'ly winds and slight sea
" 2 390 43:51 39:46 " N.W'ly winds and sligt sea
" 3 388 46:53 31:39 " S.W'ly winds and smooth sea, misty
" 4 380 49:15 22:59 Light var. winds and smooth sea
" 5 390 51:04 13:10 " N.E'ly winds and smooth sea
" 6 188 Miles to Daunt's Rock Light Vessel. Arrived at 0:38 a.m.
Distance -- 2,966 Miles. Passage,7 days, 9 hours, 44 minutes.

[Postal card shows picture of "Celtic" on reverse side]



Date Original

1903 Jun 11


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 11.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0646

Collection Identifier

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

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



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