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
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]
Victoria, B. C.
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 17.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Louie Strentzel,  Jul 10." (1879). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 494.
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