John Muir


John Muir


[William] Colby


[letterhead]On the steamer Windhuk Near ZanzibarFeb. 4 1912My dear Colby,Ive had a great time in South America & South Africa. Indeed it now seems that on this pair of wild hot continents I've enjoyed the most fruitful year of my life. Some happy California da

to make a short trip into the Nyanza lake region, then home via Suez Naples & New York hoping to find you & all the Sierra Club & its friends & affairs hale & happy & prosperous.Ever faithfully yoursJohn Muiry I'll try to tell you about it. I'm now on my way from Beira to Mombasa after a grand trip to the Zambesi Baobab forests, Victoria Falls, & the magnificent glacial rock scenery of southern Rhodesia.From Mombasa I intend


Near Zanzibar [E. Africa]

Date Original

1912 Feb 4


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0811

Collection Identifier

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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