[A. H.] Sellers
Martinez, California, Apr. 27, 1896
My dear Colonel Sellers,
I mean to go to Alaska in about a month from now & I thought Frank might want to make the trip with me. I shall go by the regular steamer to Sitka, then by a small mail steamer to Yakntal, Prince Williams Sound & Cooks Inlet to see the Fairweather Alps from the outside, & Mt. St. Elias & the glaciers thereabouts - & learn what I can. The trip will probably be free from desperate adventures through slightly rough & damp. I feel sure Frank would enjoy it & endure it in grand style. Indeed you all might, since Mrs Sellers triumphantly survived a weeks pounding on those Rocky Mountain quartz mills called Yellowstone mustangs, & the sleek black of the Continental divide & above all Catlins Killing corrosive cooking, [illegible] must seem easy by contrast. Amd then just think of the glory of white St. Elias & the broad crystal glaciers pouring to the sea!
I saw Keith last Saturday. He is doing charming work but is making too much money for mental wealth & is as extravagantly unreasonable unpursuadable & unmanageable generally as ever. So of course he wont go to the wilderness with me.
1896 Apr 27
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [A. H.] Sellers, 1896 Apr 27." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 31.
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