James Murdoch


James Murdoch


John Muir


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Edinburgh Dec 14 1902

Dear Mr. Muir

I was glad to receive your letter of 17 Nov telling me that I had been at the Grand Canon of the Colorado after all. You see underneath a photo of myself and three others looking into it from what I suppose was Grand View point. At any rate the point is about half an hours easy walk in a westerly direction or perhaps NW from the Grand View Hotel. I have to thank you for the beautiful description you sent me from the Century Magazine. I will make a point now of seeing each month’s Century and hope to see more articles of your’s therein. You will not doubt have heard that Maggie Lunam has had a bad time of it lately with bronchitis but is getting [ ] again. I wish I could look with some sort of hope to taking the trip you mention to the Forests and Glaciers of Alaska, but at present I cannot see my way to do so. I am sending another Post Card

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to your daughters along with this. The view on it is one I took in Cairo – a mere snapshot – but it is considered a very good picture. We are now in the dead of winter with its cold bleak blasts while you are no doubt reveling in sunshine. By the way you must have been in the Grand Canon just three months after I was there myself. How odd it would have been if we had met in either of these Backwood Hotels – the Bright Angel or Grand View. Yours very sincerely, James Murdoch"


Edinburgh, Scotland

Date Original

1902 Dec 14


Original letter dimensions: 9 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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