Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

Louie Strentzel

Transcription

00858 Victoria B.C. Thursday morning July 10

Dear Louie Strentzel,

Here, yet once more in my crooked way lies the glassy glaciated rock bound lake-like harbor of Victoria. We have just made fast to the dock. The town is founded on the best glacier-tested glacier-elected rocks & is the capital of B.C. it has I believe about 6,000 inhabitants & is of more telling glacial interest than any other town I have seen on the continent of N.A. How green & fresh the ferns & trees are on the patches of Moraine-soil [deleted: beneath] between the upswelling rock- -bosses ——— ——— ——— ——— Your are very kind in caring so faithfully for my few bits of things. I sent a few specimens of burs & leaves

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from here & Seattle. some of them gathered on the Fraser The [illegible] boat rolled & heaved at a most extravagant rate — yesterday & the smell from the kitchen etc so compound & novel altogether made me a little sea-sick. It was calm or nearly so in the afternoon after entering the straits of F[illegible] & I curled up on the upper deck in a coil of rope back of one of the hatches & enjoyed a nap Good bye. Be patient. Heaven bless you. How you would enjoy this wild north scenery. Some day I will at least tell about it

[in margin: Ever cordially yours John Muir]

Location

Victoria, B. C.

Source

Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 17.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir03_1107-md-1.pdf

File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 1106

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

2 pages

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