John Muir


John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]



long journey to the Cri[illegible] & Cac[illegible] & on accross Asia to Pekin. It is a great wild land but the city though civilized & outwardly like other great cities is in many ways strange & I often long for the free wood & mountains. The officials great & small are all most polite & obliging & thanks to our credentials expect to make



Le July 3 1903

Dear Louie: We reached this great city of 1.200 000 inhabitants four days ago & expect to leave for Moscow tomorrow evening. Have had a busy interesting time visiting the Winter palace, Peterhoff the National Gallery of paintings - grand affairs - the parks gardens & principal streets etc & the officials with reference to our



our way smoothly as possible. We are all getting better of our colds, the weather is improving & our appetites hold good against everything. It seems strange that not a word from home has yet reached me though the Sargents have got scores of letters - some at every large city we have visited. Hoping to hear from you at Moscow that you and the darlings are well & Maggie & Sarah & Dave I am with devout affection ever yours John Muir


St. Petersbourg [Russia]

Date Original

1903 Jul 3


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 27.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0692

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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