John Turnbull


John Turnbull


John Muir



[at?] [Bath?] attracted by the Roman remains which have been [discovered?] there. Stonehenge also formed part of the attraction. That mysterious work I visited and felt [greatly?] interested or rather my interest was by no means diminished when I saw the remains.
Another year I visited Iceland. The Lakes of Kilarney - a charming spot. I fear however I [tire?] you By the way I enclose [two?] [cards?] which placed end to tend gives you a view of the [illegible] of the Tweed from Bemerside Hill. you perhaps remember Mr Turnbull Mr [illegible] & myself [took?] you to see this as the [illegible]


view of Tweed with Sir Walter Scott.
America is said to be a place of magnificent distances. I dont know how far you may be from the scene of that terrible con[illegible] which overtook San Francisco - but I have no doubt you are near enough to be agreeable and to feel the influence of such a catastrophe.
Excuse my rambling letter. If you can find time I shall be greatly pleased to have a letter in reply
By the way I have a [daughter?] married to a [illegible] B. Shield, Straw. Fergus County Post. Office Box 147 Montana.
If you are ever that way I was [illegible] you what they would [illegible] be delighted if you would [illegible] upon them.

With kindest regards I am yours very truly

John Turnbull


occasion I went south to [Christians?] thence up the interior of the country by rail and boat probably over a hundred miles. I was attracted to this [illegible] reports that the almost primitive habits of the people were still [illegible] reformed but rapidly disappearing as the people were getting more in [contact?] with the world outside. I am somewhat of a wanderer. The year before last I visited Holland that quaint old country [illegible]ed from the sea. Last year I spent an enjoyable holiday



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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 0523

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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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