John Muir


John Muir


[Louie, Wanda & Helen]


Dont let Tinning forget the renewal of the Williams Note

Hong Kong

S.S. "Bayern," N. German Lloyd

September 16th 1903.

Dear Wife & Darlings, I wish you could be with me this morning on this fine steamship in this most wonderfully beautiful mountain gist harbor. Left Russia at Vladivostok Sep 3. worn out & starved out & poisoned out with 2 mos of R.R. travel & Russian food - Now I'm all right & getting fat - & am on my way to India to see the Himmalaya. I am alone & independent having parted from the Sargents a week ago at Shangahi — (Their aims & interests were so different from mine I should never have joined them.) We sail for Singapore in an hour or two, wh we will reach in about 4 days. At Singapore I will take a steamer for Calcutta. Thence in a few days I'll be far up the mountains near Darjeling. Leaving India


in a month or so, I expect to catch one of these fine North Germany Lloyd steamers at Colombo, Ceylon for Europe by the Red Sea Egypt etc, & perhaps sailing from Naples direct for New York instead of coming back this way to Yokohama & San Fran. I expect to be home about New Year. In the meantime the white Hymmalya is a glorious inspiring aim. I'll write often so you will easily trace my wanderings on the map & many a story Ill tell when I at last join you again Love to all. Ever yours John Muir


Hong Kong

Date Original

1903 Sep 16


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0806

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