Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[A. H.] Sellers

Transcription

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.

Ever Yours

John Muir





Location

Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1896 Apr 27

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir09_0148-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0148

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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 https://www.pacific.edu/university-libraries/find/holt-atherton-special-collections/fees-and-forms-.html

Owning Institution

Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library . 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

1 page

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