Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[Family]

Transcription

[1]

[in margin: It's late, must [illegible] to bed & get up early I'm feeling well & getting stronger in spite of the long rough rides & hot weather-]

[letterhead]

Bombay Oct 23, 1903

Dear Louie & children

I expect to sail on the steamer "Peninsular" tomorrow for Egypt, lodging at [illegible]ez & going by rail to Cairo, I want also to see a little of Palestine if possible
I've seen far more of India than I expected The Simla region with its Deodar

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[2]

forests & views of the high white Himalaya was gloriously interesting & all the way down here is full of novel sights & sounds. I think Midge that the funniest thing was limber long legged long tailed monkeys running along side the railroad as if trying to keep up with the train for fun

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monkey boys I suppose, & sober old mammas setting on top of fence posts with babies in their arms, holding the youngsters so that they might get a good view while the train thundered past with [2?] rods of them. These wild monkeys are very tame for nobody molests them, the Hindoos however poor always try to help their tailed

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neighbors in getting a living
O dear! I feel lonsome though I make acquaintances fast wherever I go. You would laugh to see me lecturing on glaciers etc to Hindoos, Parsees, Mahomitans Jews & gentiles on the cars & at hotel tables. I mean to turn back at the head of the Mediterranean & make haste home by Ceylon, Australia New Zealand Tus[illegible] [illegible] etc
With love to all John Muir

Location

Bombay [India]

Date Original

1903 Oct 23

Source

Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir13_0856-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0856

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

2 pages

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