John Muir


[John Muir]


[Louie Strentzel Muir]


[Plover Bay, Siberia],

6 A.M., June 17, 1881

Dear Louie:

It's a cold cloudy morning--the tops of the mountain walls buried in gray and black, and ice encircling the water of the bay.But the crew of the Tom Pope are raising the anchor and merrily singing "Homeward Bound,"and I can hardly keep my eyes dry. The Captain is coming for the mail.My hands are cold.

To all farewell.

[John muir]



[Plover Bay, Siberia]

Date Original

1881 Jun 17


Original letter dimensions: 19 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0618

Collection Identifier

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

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2 pages


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



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