John Muir


John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers



The greatest of our side excursions was one about 3000 miles long from the main line at Moscow thro. the Crimea along the Black Sea to Botoum, thence to Barjom in the grand Ante Caucasus & thence into & across the still grander main range with its many glaciers & nobly sculptured peaks from 15000 to over 18000 feet high We crossed from Tiflis to Vladivoscaz by the Dariel Pass & enjoyed



Aug. 19 1903.

My dear Sellers:

I hope you are again quite well. How often on this long trip Ive wished you were my companion. It has been very interesting, all of it, far more so than the books I had read made me expect. And had we come through without making such excursions it would have been easy. As it was, most of the trip was very hard, very dirty & very fam[illegible]ish.


a fine flowery reviving glacial day on icy Kezbeck Thence back to Moscow by another road. We got here yesterday morning pretty tired of the R.R. still 8 or 10 days more of it lies before us - from here to the A[illegible]r. Thence back to Harbin & thence to Mukden & Pekin - Thence mostly the open sea to I dont now know where Java Ceylon etc? But where is our long trip to be extended? You must decide ere many years more go bye, I am looking forward to it with pleasure & am ever

Faithfully yours

John Muir


Vladavostok [Russia]

Date Original

1903 Aug 19


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Reel 13, Image 0792

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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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