John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


87 Martinez, June 18, 1904

Dear Mr Johnson. After more than a year I'm home again safe & sound, & rich in notes, specimens, photographs & nerve pictures. After the Crimea & Caucasus, Siberia & Manchuria with the Sargents my main trip began.
From Shanghai set out alone for Singapore & India- Had general views of the great cities, temples etc; of the highest Himalaya mountains at Darjeeling, & of the grand Deodar forests about Simila, Left India at Bombay for the Cedars of Lebanon but failed to reach them on account of cholera. Therefore went up the Nile as far as Assouan, & had good look at old & new Egypt. Thence from Port Said went to Ceylon & away to south end of world -

Australia - a great country little known - New Zealand etc where I had glorious time. so novel reviving I began botanical studies over again with all the wildness & enthusiasm of youth. Again & again I have wished you & Gilder along. In less than a month under influence of these Southern Cross wonderlands you would grow back into boyhood, quit puttering with other folks jobs & do work of your own.- Dreams dreams you will say- but good ones, - & here's something good for which I have been looking since a long talk last summer with the President & governor Pardee. Good bye, Love to the Gilders & Johnsons,- ever

Faithfully yours,

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1904 Jun 18


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Reel 14, Image 0260

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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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