John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


[1][letterhead]Jan. 14 1912Darling HelenI fondly hope you are well, & the boy & father. I almost feel as if on the home stretch now that I've reached this outlandish place for after a look at this continent the whole trip will be done. Then I hope that for me never never more shall I seek another foreign shore.My plan now looks comparatively simple[2]A trip from here of 2000 or 3000 miles past the Victoria Falls of the Zambesi & return to the Cape. Thence up the East coast to Mombasa & perhaps a visit to Lake Nyanza, back to Mombasa & then home by Aden Naples or Genoa & New York. Three months ought to be enough for the whole longstretch homestretch. Tell all my friends who may inquire that my next adress will be New York, c/o The Century Company, Union Square.And be sure Darling to have a long letter awaiting me there telling all the home & family news.I expect to start for the Zambesi region in a day or two. Goodby Darling I'll

Jan. 14, 1912[3]write again soon. Remember me to all my friends that are near you in your new home. Send me Charlotte's address. Perhaps she has gone to London with her husband I suppose you often see Mrs. Sellers Mrs Thompson Mrs Jones & others of the Hooker clan.Ever devotedly your fatherJohn Muir


Cape Town [S. Africa]

Circa Date

[1912] Jan 14


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Reel 20, Image 0781

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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