John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


January 31, 1912[letterhead]Near Mozambique & Madagascar where Wanda was supposed to go mountaineering if you'd only ask her.Darling Helen,I hope you are all well. I've had the grandest time imaginable. "Kings may be blest but I'm glorious" etc. Left Capetown, Jan 16th arrived Victoria Falls on the 20th wandered about in the woods that fringe them dripping with spray & through the Baobab woods. Thence to Beira on the east coast 150 miles or so from the mouth of the Zambesi, glorious glacial sculptured mountains hundreds of miles of granite domes, ridges, peaks

like those about Yosemite & Tuolumne. A vast unletterable lot of them.At Beira caught the good Windhuk that I left at Capetown & am now on my way to Mombasa where I'll again leave her for a three weeks trip to Lake Nyanza, returning in time to catch the steamer "General" of the same line, due at Mombasa on the 27th of Feb. Then home I go via Suez, Naples & New York arriving California about April or May. You see then Darling that after a look at the lake region all the rest of the trip will be only easy homegoing hoping all the way to find you well. Wanda's health is a source of anxiety hope as I may.Love to all who love you.This letter will go direct ot Europe by this ship.Affectionately your fatherJohn Muir


Near Mozembique & Madagascar [Indian Ocean]

Date Original

1912 Jan 31


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 20, Image 0793

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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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