Louie [Wanda Muir]
July 5th, 1881
My dear wife, We sail for the north today our stores are nearly all on board. With reference to our plans I can say little more. I will mail five Bulletin letters here wh will give you details of our cruise thus far. I wish you would send copies to mother and save a few for myself.
Your next letters after these will probably be by returning whalers. The weather is lovely today. I was offered a passage on a steamer 1600 miles up the Yukon from here, but I prefer to work out the series of observations I have now so well in hand.
Heaven keep you all Mother, child, grandmother & grandfather.
St. Michaels [Alaska]
1881 Jul 5
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 14 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to My Dear Wife [Louie Wanda Muir], 1881 July 5" (1881). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4836.
MSS 301 Shone
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