J[ohn] M. Vanderbilt


John Muir



Port Townsend April 20th, 1880 on Board [Mr. “Havorite”?]

Dear Mr. Muir

We are at last on our way north with the [Mr. Havorite?] and hope to reach Wrangel in about five days. We got the new tounage measurement today for the custom house, it is 85 tons, the accommodations are fine and the boat is well arranged and filled up, we have her full of freight & fuel. Now you must come up this summer and spend the season with us, we will take good care of you. My wife and children are in good health and will go to Wrangel on the Mary California to remain with Mrs [McWooland?] & some of the time in Silka as I expect to remain there some of the season. With sincere regards hoping that you will come I remain Yours very Truly J.M. Vanderbilt



Port Townsend… On Board Str. "Favorite"

Date Original

1880 Apr 20


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 19.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0127

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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