party than go alone - and as I have seen all the places in the itinerary from Oakland southwards my best plan was to leave at Martinez & go back by the C.P.R. You see my principal object in going west is to see you, the Yellowstone & the Canadian Rockies. Hoping to meet you about Wednesday 28th Sept. Believe me
Yours very sincerely
24 Augt. 1904
105 Maplewood Avenue
Dear Professor Muir
You will see from the above that I have once more got across the "Pond", this time with my wife who is to remain here with relative while I go west.
My plan is to go with a Yellowstone party tour of Raymond & Whitcomb's Company which starts from this on [7th?] Sept. via Chicago St. Paul through north Dakota & Eastern Montana to the Yellowstone - on leaving
the Park then by Livingston westward through Montana and Idaho on the N.P.R. through Washington to Seattle and by steamer to Victoria B.C.- Tacoma, Portland then leave by S.P.C. Shasta route southward through Oregon crossing the Siskiyou mountains & passing near Mount Shasta & through the Canon [diacritic] of the Upper Sacramento by daylight and then I leave the party at Martinez where I shall give myself the
pleasure of spending a day with you, to return after joining the C.P.R. by Glacier, Banff-Winnipeg & Toronto to this place. The tourist party goes on after I leave them to San Francisco San Jose Santa Cruz &c. &c. to Yosemite Valley & Canon of Arizona - Salt Lake City &c. go back to Philadelphia.
I would rather that this excursion started a week or 10 days earlier as their later start cuts into the time at my disposal , but at my time of life I considered it better to take advantage of a
1904 Aug 24
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.
Murdock, James, "Letter from James Murdock to John Muir, 1904 Aug 24." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2858.
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