John Muir


John Muir


[Katharine Hooker]


1912[letterhead]On the steamship Windhuk, Zanzibar harbor, Feb. 2, 1912Dear friend:Los Angeles days begin to look langsyney & the sea & continent spaces between us awfully wide. Nevertheless you have always been in sight--heartsight--and oftentimes I've though of you & Marian in the midst of infinite work wishing you were able to enjoy some of the more accessible of the wonderful places I've been wandering in, all of them full of immortal good things. My luck throughout all the trip has been wonderful, clearing ways through everything, guding apparently as stars are guided.Anyhow it seems that on this pair of hot wild continents I've

1912had the most fruitful time of my life. Fain I would write about it, but it's utterly unletterable.I'm now on my way from Beira to Mombasa, after a grand trip to the Baobab forests of the Zambesi & Victoria Falls, & the magnificent glacial rock scenery of southern Rhodesia.From Mombasa I intend to make a short trip into Nyanza lake region, then home via Suez, Naples, & New York.This note goes direct to Europe on the Windhuk, so you will have time to write me at New York c/o The Century Company, Union Square.I'll be reading book proof there probably for several weeks.With love to all who love you I'm ever faithfully your friendJohn Muir


Zanzibar [E. Africa]

Date Original

1912 Feb 2


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Reel 20, Image 0805

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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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