John Muir


John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


Will write again very soon —


between Ceylon & Australia

Dec 15th 1903.


Dear Louie:

We left Ceylon on the 6th & expect to reach Freemantle West Australia tomorrow. I enjoyed two days at Ceylon very much. & though very broad I enjoy [their?] southern waters. Last eve saw the famous Southern Cross. This would



have interested grandma. I long for news from home but I must just wait How slow we seem to go though we sail between 300 & 400 miles every day This is a very large & comfortable ship & of course I have made a lot of acquaintances six or eight of them will probably go with me through Tasmania, New Zealand, Australia & up through the islands to Singapore. It will be quite a while yet ere I can find the end of this huge journey


though I feel I am on the home stretch I hope to mail this at Freemantle, but do not expect to leave this ship until we reach Melbourne or Sydney.

With love to all ever yours J. M.


between Ceylon and Australia

Date Original

1903 Dec 15


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 23.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0896

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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