George W. Pierce


John Muir


GEORGE W. PIERCE, COUNSELOR AT LAW, 13 PEMBERTON SQUARE. BOSTON, Oct 18th 1875John Muir Esq., Dear Sir, I want to thank you for the pleasure you have afforded me as one of the host who have read your article in the November Harj- per’s. It isn’t possible that you made all those excursions [underlined: a- lone]? I have seen glaciers in [illegible]- [illegible]land, and been on top of Mt. Blane; but never saw anything like what you describe, nor ever read so admirable a description. I had a moose hunt in the At- lantic for September, ’73; and have just returned from a thirty

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days trip, with an Indian, up the Muskoka River to its head- waters, and down the [ Pebewaun?], an account of which some day I may have the pleasure of sending you. Respectfully yours, [illegible] W. [ Preice?] 00719.


Boston, [Mass]

Date Original

1875 Oct 18


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0339

Collection Identifier

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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