John Muir


John Muir


[Asa] Gray


Martinez, Contra Costa Co, California Oct 31, 1881.

My dear friend Gray:

Parry was here the other day & brought the news that you were likely to be home by the end of this month, What a fine big eventful trip you must have had, & how many interesting plants & people & place you must have seen. I returned a week ago from the polar region about Wrangel Land & Herald Island, & brought a few plants from there which I wish you

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you would name as soon as convenient, as I have to write a report on the flora for the Expedition I had a fine [icy time?] & gathered a lot of exceedingly interesting facts concerning the formation of Behring Sea & the Arctic Ocean & the configuration of the shores of Siberia & Alaska Also concerning the forests that used to grow there, etc, which I hope someday to discuss with you. With cordial regards to Mrs Gray I am ever your friend John Muir.


Martinez, Contra Costa Co., California

Date Original

1881 Oct 31


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0716

Collection Identifier

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

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Gray Herbarium Archives, Harvard University. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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