W. H. Trout


W. H. Trout


[John Muir]



648 Washington St Milwaukee Wis Aug 17-06

Dear Friend John

If nothing hinders I and daughter will start on our pacific trip two weeks from to night the 31st I find it will be most pleasant and advantageous to go by the north and return by the south we will then have nearly uniform weather all the time We will be with Maggie and her family a few days in Winnipeg We will stay a day or two in the Rockies making two or three stops before we get to Vancouver There will perhaps be ten days or more spent visiting saw mills and places of interest about the towns and cities around Puget Sound Will probably reach San francisco about the 20th Sep you may be home then if not there is a week or more to bvisit two cousins and their cousinettes which are living there and one or two other friends say 8 or 10 days for this If you are not home then we can go on to Los Angeles near there Alexanders widow an son are livin he is a grandson of old Mr [illegible] Linn of Detroit and undergraduate of Ann Arbor Mich a fine fellow looks much like his father but stronger There are also friends in Los Angeles A week or more can be spent there If you are not home then we will see you and daughters in A[illegible] on our return



We want to stop at the Grand Canon of Arizona a day or two and at my son's place in Texas a week if we can But we must get home by the 31st of Oct when our tickets will expire If we could get away sooner earlier our stay would be that much longer but I cannot When I am visiting friends and places of great natural interest I hate to be on a limited ticket but I am not rich enough yet to afford any better so that will have to be the best The visit with you is the a[illegible] of the whole trip and if I could make it soon after coming to San Francisco it would have the right of way and I could pinch the time on some of the others However I will hear from you not likely before I start but your letter could follow me And I will write again en route
Hoping all goes well I remain as ever

Your old time friend W. H. Trout



Milwaukee, Wisc.

Date Original

1906 Aug 17


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0353

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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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