Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

Louie, Wanda & Helen

Transcription

[1]

[letterhead]

Sydney March 28 1904

Dear Louie & darlings Helen & Wanda I have finished packing up my many botanical specimens & [illegible] to go aboard the steamer Empire tomorrow evening to begin the long journey home via Hong-Kong Yokohama & Honolulu. Though I'm going aboard tomorrow we do not sail until Wednesday noon. We will call at several ports on the east coast of Australia & at Port Darwin on the north

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also at several islands & Manilla arriving at Hong Kong about the 22d of April Here I intend to take the fine new steamer "Siberia", 12000 tons which sails from Hong Kong for San Francisco on April 30 & is due in San Francisco about the end of May. So you see I have only one more change to make between this wonderful antipodal Kangeroo & blue green country & California & home How glad I am to think of it. I seem to have been dragged

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& driven over nearly all the world & how hard I have worked & how tired I have been & how steadily the fire of enthusiasm has burned through it all & how glorious has been the compensation in these strange wildernesses. I suppose you enjoyed Mr Klings visit. Many a story he must have told you but Ill tell you more, I have lots of lovely ferns & mosses for you The Siberia is one of Harrimans Pacific Mail ships. While waiting for her to

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[letterhead]

I may make a short excursion up the Yan[illegible] Kiang - for I may have a week or more at Hong Kong. Ill write again before leaving Sydney Not to have had a single letter from you has been very hard. Give my love to Maggie & Sarah & remember me to the Colemans [Dave?] & Swetts. Ever yours John Muir

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Little Alpine flower from the mountains of New Zealand.
Have been botanizing lately in Queensland 1300 miles north of this Had grand time in the aboriginal forests of Araucaria Bidwelli & A. Cunninghamia

Location

Sydney [Australia]

Date Original

1904 Mar 28

Source

Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir14_0110-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0110

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

3 pages

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